Major tourism boost for Ireland to develop new world-class visitor experience
IRELAND’S Ancient East and its Wild Atlantic Way are set to benefit from a major tourism boost of €73 million in world-class visitor experiences.
Funding for four Irish counties, Cavan, Donegal, Dublin and Mayo was confirmed earlier this month in a major investment to develop new Irish tourist attractions under the Failte Ireland tourism grants scheme extending over the next 10 years. It’s expected that over €290 million will be generated by visitors at home and from abroad.
The investment by Failte Ireland of €44.3 million is what Catherine Martin, the country’s Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht (Irish language and culture), Sport and Media has described as “the most significant investment in visitor attractions ever undertaken by Failte Ireland that will have far-reaching national and regional economic benefits.”
The major investment grant scheme comes as Ireland begins to reopen its hospitality sector after more than 18 months of lockdown, affecting tens of thousands of jobs, and includes a total match fund of €29 million from public and private project partners.
Tourism projects in the four counties were chosen for their excellent potential from among applications submitted by local tourism sectors from across Ireland.
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