€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 …

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 …

€68,000 to promote walking in Castlerea & Suck Valley – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, News, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Investment part of bigger plan to create Irelands Camino Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed Government investment of €68,000 to develop walking facilities in Castlerea Demesne and a walk for wheelchair users along the Suck Valley Way. These investments will not only improve local facilities to encourage people to become more active but also enhance the tourism amenities for those …