59% Of Those Attending The West Cork Literary Festival Are Repeat Visitors
The festival opens today and is expected to attract thousands to Bantry as well as providing a boost to the local economy.
Almost 35% of visits are from overseas which local traders say is a boost for the town.
Speaking to RedFM News manager of the festival Sarah O'Donovan says the festival is proving to be a massive boost to West Cork tourism:
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