FAILTE IRELAND SAYS IT IS FULLY COMMITTED TO MALIN HEAD PROJECT AND DONEGAL TOURISM

first_imgMalin Head in all its glory. Pic by malinhead.netFailte Ireland has said it is fully committed to tourism in Donegal and developing Malin Head as a tourism destination.It follows claims that not enough is being done by the agency to develop the area for visitors.However, a statement issued by Failte Ireland said it is fully committed to Donegal. It said “Fáilte Ireland’s commitment to Donegal is absolute and we believe that our biggest project, the Wild Atlantic Way, is a game changer for tourism in the county.“Malin Head is one of 15 Signature Discovery Points along the Wild Atlantic Way and one of three Signature Points in Donegal.“It is a very important part of our plan to ensure that Donegal benefits fully from the Wild Atlantic Way. As such, Fáilte Ireland is fully committed to the development and enhancement of the visitor experience at this site.”The body said it has recently completed a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the full Wild Atlantic Way initiative and, given the environmental sensitivity of Malin Head, it has had to wait until this assessment was concluded before we could proceed with awarding funding to Donegal County Council to work up plans for the site. “However, now that the assessment has concluded, Fáilte Ireland intends to provide funding to Donegal County Council to prepare plans for a significant visitor enhancement and management solution for the entire Malin Head site.“Once these plans have been finalised and costed, they will be evaluated for capital funding to enable to works to proceed. Technical assistance funding could be released as early as September but, after that, it depends on how long it takes the Council to commission the design of the proposed works and to carry out the associated environmental assessments.”Th statement added that it is imperative that we get this development right first time.“Toilets and car parking will be considered as part of the work but we need a wider vision and solution for the site if Malin Head and the Wild Atlantic Way are to generate the extra visitors, revenue and jobs for Donegal that we believe it can.“Therefore, any development works at the site must also enhance the visitor experience at the location and allow for better visitor flow as well as ensure the protection of the natural environment there.” FAILTE IRELAND SAYS IT IS FULLY COMMITTED TO MALIN HEAD PROJECT AND DONEGAL TOURISM was last modified: August 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalFailte IrelandMalin Headtourismlast_img