€1.5m injection to Athlone Springs “boost to South Roscommon” – Naughten

In Local Issues, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Investment shows commitment to Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Pat McDonagh of a €1.5m investment in the Athlone Springs Hotel. “This is not only a boost to the staff and local community but shows a serious commitment to the development of the Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands tourism brand,” stated Denis Naughten. The general …

Naughten encourages applications for €570k festival fund

In Culture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten is encouraging local committees to apply to a regional festival fund of €570,000 to help develop an event or festival to bring visitors into Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. “The Government fund which is run by Fáilte Ireland is to recognise the important role that festivals will play in growing international tourist numbers, particularly in less developed tourism …

Naughten seeks public toilets in Loughnaneane Park

In Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on Roscommon County Council to examine locating public toilets in Loughnaneane Park in Roscommon Town. “This is an issue which will be familiar, in particular, to parents of young children who regularly use the park to visit the castle, duck pond and the playground as well as the park’s other amenities,” explained Denis Naughten. …

€64,000 for Roscommon Community Service Groups – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, East-Roscommon, Education, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Tourism, Uncategorized, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has acknowledged the allocation of €64,000 for local community groups to help deal with the cost of increases to the minimum wage but has called for an urgent review of the full cost of running these valuable community companies.   “Minister Michael Ring has allocated €64,000 to 13 local organisations to help them alleviate the financial …

Tourism Masterplan for Shannon Region

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Consultative Workshops Various locations along the Shannon sub-regions (22-25th January 2019) –   Waterways Ireland, in association with Fáilte Ireland, appointed SLR Consulting, with partners TellTale and Alan Hill Tourism, to develop a bold and innovative Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon Region. The Masterplan is addressing the Shannon Navigation from Limerick City to Lough Allen, including Lough Key, Co Roscommon …

Why is Fáilte Ireland ignoring the home of Halloween?

In Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has questioned Fáilte Ireland as to why it is ignoring the fact that the global festival of Halloween originated in County Roscommon. “While I welcome the proposal by Fáilte Ireland to promote Ireland as the home of Halloween, the tourism body seems to want to ignore the fact that the festival originated at Rathcroghan in …

Naughten welcomes funding for Boyle Greenway

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2018 for the development of the greenway linking Boyle Town with Lough Key Forest Park. “The funding has been allocated by Minister Michael Ring and is a significant endorsement by Government of the Boyle 2040 Plan, as this link between the town and the …

Naughten welcomes €83,000 for Rathcroghan Tours and making local homes warmer

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation by Minister Michael Ring of over €83,000 to Tulsk Action Group and Midland Warmer Homes in Curraghboy.     “Tulsk Action Group has received €20,000 towards the cost of purchasing a minibus to facilitate visitors accessing the archeological sites of Rathcroghan. This investment will help increase tourist numbers locally as well as …

Gas network connects to Centre Parcs – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Environment, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Centre Parcs holiday resort in Ballymahon, Co. Longford, was connected to the national gas network just before Christmas describing it as “another significant milestone in the development of tourism as part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands”. During his time as Energy Minister Denis Naughten was instrumental in securing the construction of the gas …