Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny have joined forces in a bid that the Southeast should become the European Capital of Culture in 2020. The aptly names three sisters brand, which emanates from the Southeast’s most famous rivers, the Barrow, the Nore and the Suir, was launched last week at the unveiling of an impressive website; www.threesisters2020.com.

The website is not only designed to be viewed on desktop devices but also look very well on mobile. The website encourages visitors to submit their stories in relation to the rich cultural heritage of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny. You can read more by visiting www.threesisters2020.ie.

The European Capital of Culture accolade for 2015 is shared between Mons in Belgium and Plzen in the Czech Republic. Other European Capital of Culture winners have already been designated until 2019. Winners include San Sebastian (Spain), Warsaw (Poland) and Aarhus (Denmark) amongst others.

Ireland has a great track record with past winners Cork and Dublin benefiting from a huge influx of tourists and millions of euro into the local economy. By tripling the potency of the bid by Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny coming together should triple the number of cultural attractions to be evaluated by European judges. This should make the Southeast’s bid stand out from other European competitors and we wait with bated breath for the final judgment.