Declan Breathnach TD Louth (and East Meath)

28th March 2019

Breathnach welcomes Fáilte Ireland funding to Local Authorities to develop towns as tourist destinations

-This funding is much needed in Louth to develop amenities –

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and East Meath Declan Breathnach has welcomed this week’s announcement by Fáilte Ireland that funding of €15.5million will be available through the local authorities to boost the attractiveness and tourism appeal of up to 62 towns across the country.

“This announcement is very welcome, and Louth County Council will be able to apply for funding of up to €500,000 to develop up to two towns in the County.  I have had numerous representations made to my office for funding for upkeep of towns to make them more desirable attractions.

“We have some valuable amenities in Louth and some very pretty towns that could benefit from this funding to really put them on the map.  On the technology side of things, funding could be used to develop an app to highlight the history and amenities in a particular area.

“Fáilte Ireland’s regional teams will work with each Local Authority to identify towns in every county which have the potential to grow their tourism economy, and I know that Louth County Council will be availing of this valuable funding and expertise.

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Johanna Walsh, Office of Declan Breathnach T.D., Leinster House, Dublin 2 (Declan – 087 2697638) (T) 01 6183549 (Email)  declan.breathnach@oireachtas.ie