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 …

Disappointing that midlands ignored by Bord Failte campaign – Naughten

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

County Roscommon has much to offer a visitor in terms of heritage, with the River Shannon flowing along its eastern border and with its outstanding tradition of culture and heritage, it was uniquely placed to be an integral part of any heritage route” said Denis Naughten

“It is disappointing that Rathcroghan, the home of Halloween and a proposed world heritage site, in the heart of the County, which was the home of the Kings of Connacht and, at a later time, the home of the High Kings of Ireland., has been excluded from this trail”.

Centre Parcs project huge boost to local tourism- Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

National wetland park on Roscommon/Longford border now even more important

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed reports by Centre Parcs UK that it is to develop a tourism project in Ballymahon, Co. Longford which has huge potential to boost tourism in County Roscommon.

“Centre Parcs is a major tourism operator and its plan for the site in Ballymahon, will see over 100,000 visitors come to the region annually.