By Sarah Canty
A NEW website showcasing all that the spectacular Mizen peninsula has to offer was unveiled in Schull last weekend.
The key message throughout the ‘Ourmizen.com’ launch event at the Harbour View Hotel on Sunday was that its success will be built on a foundation of community collaboration.
Ourmizen.com is the new comprehensive website facilitated by the Mizen Community Partnership and designed by David Precious of the West Cork Development Partnership. With contributions from the whole community, the website hopes to become the go-to guide for all things Mizen.
‘This is just the beginning,’ said Mr Precious. ‘From here on in, its all about the many links from the many businesses and many organisations that comprise the Mizen.’
Already the site has linked in with the official websites of Ballydehob, Schull and Goleen, providing potential for increased traffic to each. ‘It makes keeping up those sites very important,’ pointed out Mr Precious.
To ensure that every shop and service is represented, Mr Precious asked that anyone involved in a business or organisation forward their web or social media links and a brief description of their enterprise for inclusion on the Mizen Links page. Guest speaker Alan Crosbie, retired media executive and one of Schull’s newest residents, congratulated the group for developing the site saying that on-line promotion has become essential.
‘One thing is for sure – these days you don’t need to be in the newspapers, although it helps; you don’t need to be in the radio, although it helps; and you don’t need to be on TV. But you do have to have a website,’ he said.