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 …

Dublin employers can cut wage bill 10% by expanding into Heartlands – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism, Uncategorized, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on Dublin based companies looking to expand to consider creating jobs in Ireland’s Heartlands which offers employees a better lifestyle with lower costs, while remaining accessible to Dublin.  “Not only are we now looking at the town of Athlone rapidly developing into one of the key European software hubs, but there is also ample office …

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€640k for local walking trails – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €641,000 for new and enhanced walking trails in County Roscommon, which will benefit the local community and tourism development. Denis Naughten outlined that €200,000 has been allocated to upgrade the paths in the Loughnaneane Park in Roscommon Town, with a further €92,000 to enhance aspects of the Suck Valley Way. On …

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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 …