VISITORS to Tramore this summer will see familiar and comforting blue tee-shirts dotted throughout the town, ensuring that all visitors are safe and content. Each tee-shirt sports the motto “Here to Help”.
This year, the Welcome Ambassador project was rolled out by Waterford Chamber of Commerce with the aim of increasing the appeal of Tramore and creating a united community of locals and visitors.
One of Tramore’s Welcome Ambassadors, Helen Casey Young, in conversation with the Waterford News & Star, proudly said: “all roads lead back to Tramore”.
Helen, who has travelled the world has always come home because it’s where her heart is and she’s clearly delighted to be among the Ambassadorial team.
Each Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 3pm, you will see them on foot; talking, smiling, guiding and always ready for a chat and a coffee.
From directions to the nearest bank machine, to snippets of local history, this is a worthy service and added numbers would see the regularity increase in hours and days.
Increased numbers would mean that all visitors to Tramore will associate the ambassadors with familiarity and safety and further foster the feeling that Tramore is for families, friends but it is also a wonderful place to embark on a solo trip, because there are always friendly faces.
If you would be interested in offering an hour or two of your time (I’m told there are free tee-shirts!), pop into the Tramore Tourist Information office opposite the old Tramore Railway Station.