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Ireland Four Dublin towns to benefit from new €15.5m Fáilte Ireland Destination Towns Scheme

17:00  10 december  2019
17:00  10 december  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Fáilte Ireland is to invest € 15 . 5 m in up to 62 towns across the country in a bid to make them more attractive to tourists. The scheme will run through local authorities and will between € 250,000 and € 500,000 granted to towns to help develop them into destinations .

Fáilte Ireland is to invest € 15 . 5 m to boost the attractiveness and tourism appeal of up to 62 towns across the country. This will be done through local authorities as part of work to drive a better regional spread of overseas and domestic visitors and spend. Through the scheme , every local authority in the

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Dun Laoghaire, Skerries, Lucan and the Dublin Docklands all got a boost this week after learning that each will get "significant funding" from Failte Ireland.

Up to €500,000 per county council is to be allocated in two rounds by the State tourism body to boost the attractiveness and tourism appeal of towns nationwide.

The process of identifying the towns that receive funding commenced in mid-2019 and was led by the local authorities in consultation with Fáilte Ireland.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D. made the national announcement in Tralee - the town put forward by Kerry County Council for investment.

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A list of towns and areas in County Dublin . North County is all of Dublin that is outside the M 50 ring road and within the boundaries of Co. Dublin , and includes Howth, Ardgillan Demesne, Malahide, Balbriggan, Rush & Lusk, Skerries, Dublin Airport, and Castleknock, and many other places.

A new programme has been developed to ensure that Dublin provides memorable experiences for both domestic Our aim is to uniquely position Dublin by offering memorable experiences and to attract visitors from our By using Fáilte Ireland 's website, you agree that we can store and use cookies.

Deputy Griffin confirmed that every county in Ireland will benefit and the first round of allocations will take place from January.

Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien said he welcomed news of significant funding for Skerries and he hoped it would boost tourism into the town and surrounding areas.

Fianna Fail's spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government said: "The approval of a €400,000 grant as part of funding for destinations towns which has been approved is welcome news for the town of Skerries and surrounding areas.

“Increased visitors to the area will have an overall positive impact of local business and trade so this is much welcomed news for everyone in the locality.

 “The funding will be used to boost tourist numbers in the region and will see special attention paid to the telling of the Martello Towers’ story and their significance to the coastline.

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A scheme being launched today will let up to 62 towns around the country compete for new tourism funding of 15 million euro from Fáilte Ireland .The The money will be made available through local authorities which can nominate two towns in their area that have the potential to become so-called

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"The heritage walks when completed will be a welcome addition to the area and hopefully will lead to greater levels of tourists visiting the region."

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The full list of ‘Destination Towns’ that will receive funding between the first and second round allocations are:

  • Carlow County Council –  Carlow Town
  • Cavan County Council –  Cavan
  • Clare County Council -  Ennistymon
  • Cork City Council –  Cork City
  • Cork County Council -  Bantry
  • Donegal County Council –  Bundoran
  • Dublin City Council -  Dublin Docklands
  • Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown -  Dun Laoghaire
  • Fingal County Council -  Skerries
  • Galway City Council -  Galway City
  • Galway County Council -  Clifden
  • Kerry County Council -  Tralee
  • Kildare County Council -  Kildare Town
  • Kilkenny County Council –  Kilkenny
  • Laois County Council -  Portlaoise
  • Leitrim County Council -  Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Limerick City & County Council -  Limerick City
  • Longford County Council -  Longford Town
  • Louth County Council -  Drogheda
  • Mayo County Council -  Belmullet
  • Meath County Council -  Trim
  • Monaghan County Council -  Monaghan Town
  • Offaly County Council -  Birr
  • Roscommon County Council –  Boyle
  • South Dublin County Council -  Lucan
  • Sligo County Council -  Enniscrone
  • Tipperary County Council -  Cashel
  • Waterford City & County Council -  Waterford City
  • Westmeath County Council -  Athlone
  • Wexford County Council -  New Ross
  • Wicklow County Council –  Wicklow Town

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly said of the grants: “The towns which reap the greatest benefits from tourism and schemes like Destination Towns are those where all local tourism players work together - from Local Authorities and businesses to the communities themselves, each complementing another’s efforts to create a full and appealing offering for their area.

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"A core focus of Fáilte Ireland’s work is to drive a greater regional spread of visitors and revenue across the country. Initiatives like our Destination Towns scheme are critical in doing this by boosting the tourism appeal of destinations across Ireland.

"We’re delighted with the support from the Local Authorities and we would like to thank them for their work in putting forward such compelling cases for investment."

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