Naughten welcomes progress on Clonmacnoise Tourist Office

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation from Failte Ireland that it is proceeding with a tender to provide a tourist retail outlet in the Tourist Information Office in Clonmacnoise. Deputy Naughten had raised the issue with Failte Ireland as a result of local concerns over the future of the office. In a response to Denis Naughten, Failte Ireland confirmed that …

Roscommon Community Tourism Network free event

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Roscommon tourism and recreational related businesses, events and attractions within County Roscommon are invited to become involved in the inaugural “Showcase Roscommon”, which will for one day promote the wide-ranging and diverse tourism events and attractions available within the County. There is no charge for exhibiting at or visiting this event. It is hoped that as many groups and businesses …

Government to consider Wetlands Park to alleviate Shannon flooding: Naughten

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that the Government will consider a proposal to establish a national wetlands park in the North Midlands, which would also alleviate the scale of flooding from the River Shannon. Minister Jimmy Deenihan has agreed to have the proposal evaluated as a result of representations from Denis Naughten. “We are all aware of the …

Decision to establish Lifeboat on Lough Ree welcomed

In South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the RNLI to establish a lifeboat service on Lough Ree stating that it will make this valuable amenity a much safer place for all users. “I would like to acknowledge the work of the local branch of the IWAI, local sub-aqua clubs, the organising committee and those who supported the public …

Knock Airport winter promotion to help local tourism ? Naughten

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a winter marketing campaign to promote Ireland and airports such as Ireland West Airport Knock. Deputy Naughten pointed out that “such a campaign will be of benefit to local tourism operators during a very quiet time of the year”. As part of the marketing campaign, which is supported by revenues …

Roscommon should be promoted as Heritage County – Naughten

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has said heritage tourism is an overlooked element of the tourism industry in this country which if developed could offer serious potential for the industry locally. Deputy Naughten, who was speaking at the opening of Rinn Duinn Heritage Day in Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon, said: “Rinn Duinn as one of the best preserved Norman walled towns in …