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Naughten confirms angling fund is now open for applications to boost angling tourism in the Lakelands

In Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

(Image shows Minister Naughten at Lough Acalla, Kilconnell, which underwent significant investment – removal of old wooden angling catwalks and insertion of new concrete catwalk and floating galvanised angling catwalk and access pathway) Local Minister Denis Naughten is urging angling groups and associations across Roscommon-Galway to apply for funding that will help boost angling visitors to the region and encourage …

Lakelands to be promoted as international tourism destination – Naughten

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Experience Lakelands brand to be promoted like Wild Atlantic Way Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed funding has been allocated for the development of a Lakelands tourism brand to promote the midlands counties to both national and international tourists. “The development of a tourism brand for the Lakelands will be part of a €33m investment in new tourism products, which delivers …

Naughten announces almost €100,000 for conservation work to 12 listed buildings in Roscommon

In Infrastructure, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that 12 buildings of significant heritage value in Roscommon are set to benefit from almost €100,000 in Government funding for conservation and repair work.  “12 protected structures in Roscommon including Boyle Courthouse, St. Nathy’s Cathedral Ballaghaderreen and 17th Century Chapel Strokestown Park will undergo significant repair and stabilization work to support the …

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Naughten welcomes €60k for Hymany Way at Ahascragh

In East Galway, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €60,000 for works on the Hymany Way walking route at Clonbrock, Ahascragh. This funding will be used to improve the current walking/cycle route through East Galway, which then links up with the Suck Valley Way going through Roscommon and Galway. “This investment complements further investment in walking routes in County Leitrim …

Minister Naughten welcomes walkway funding

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding to improve a network of marked walks through Roscommon and Galway. Minister Michael Ring has allocated over €750,000 to enhance aspects of the Beara Breifne Way walking/cycle route from County Cork to Cavan, via Roscommon and East Galway, that “has the potential to become Ireland’s Camino route”. This funding will …

Naughten welcomes €1/4m for local angling projects

In Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Investment in rural angling supports local tourism & job creation Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €1/4m for local angling projects, stating “this investment will help to support the development of angling tourism in the area”. The investment will deliver improved angling facilities at Donamon; Kilconnell; The Meadows, Athlone; and Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon. The projects in County Galway & …

County Roscommon key to development of Ireland’s Camino – Naughten

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has stated he wants to prioritise the completion of the Beara Breifne Way walking/cycle route from County Cork to Cavan, via Roscommon and East Galway, which he says “has the potential to become Ireland’s Camino route”. This walking and cycling trail is based on the historic march of O’ Sullivan Beara in 1603 and links 60 villages and …

East Galway key to development of Ireland’s Camino – Naughten

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has stated he wants to prioritise the completion of the Beara Breifne Way walking/cycle route from County Cork to Cavan, via East Galway, which he says “has the potential to become Ireland’s Camino route”. This walking and cycling trail is based on the historic march of O’ Sullivan Beara in 1603 and links 60 villages and towns along …