350k for local sports groups welcome, but disappointing that worthy projects left out – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €348,000 to 10 local sporting organisations but stated that many other sports applications are left without funding, due to a failure to maximise the use of the grant scheme. “48 Roscommon clubs submitted applications under the Sports Capital Grant Scheme, with plans to invest over €5m in sport and recreation facilities …

Heritage promotion staff will help develop Roscommon’s tourism package – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the appointment by Roscommon LEADER Partnership of two people to work across County Roscommon on heritage projects, stating that it will be of benefit in developing the heritage tourism. The appointment of Heritage Animators, Sharon Eastwood and Janie Crone will be assist groups and individuals with heritage training or developing project proposals, which will …

Naughten welcomes new cycle way for old N6

In South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

€475k for 20km route between Athlone & Ballinasloe Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval by the Minister for Transport & Tourism of an application by Roscommon County Council to develop a cycle way along the old Dublin-Galway road between Athlone and Ballinasloe.

Discussions on going regarding Roscommon Tourist Office – Naughten

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Fáilte Ireland that it is presently engaged in talks with Roscommon County Council and Roscommon LEADER Partnership regarding the provision of tourism information services in Roscommon Town. Responding to concerns raised by Denis Naughten regarding the operation of the tourist office in Roscommon Town Fáilte Ireland stated: “One of the key drivers …

Naughten calls for N4/N6 to be developed as Ireland’s first interurban cycle/walk way

In South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten called on the Minister for Tourism to develop the old Dublin-Galway road as Ireland’s first interurban cycle/walk way. “Activity holidays are growing in demand and so is the number of people who are getting active and this novel interurban cycle/walk way would be an ideal way to capitalise on this demand and bring much needed tourism to the …

Naughten welcomes progress on Clonmacnoise Tourist Office

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation from Failte Ireland that it is proceeding with a tender to provide a tourist retail outlet in the Tourist Information Office in Clonmacnoise. Deputy Naughten had raised the issue with Failte Ireland as a result of local concerns over the future of the office. In a response to Denis Naughten, Failte Ireland confirmed that …

Roscommon Community Tourism Network free event

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Roscommon tourism and recreational related businesses, events and attractions within County Roscommon are invited to become involved in the inaugural “Showcase Roscommon”, which will for one day promote the wide-ranging and diverse tourism events and attractions available within the County. There is no charge for exhibiting at or visiting this event. It is hoped that as many groups and businesses …

Government to consider Wetlands Park to alleviate Shannon flooding: Naughten

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that the Government will consider a proposal to establish a national wetlands park in the North Midlands, which would also alleviate the scale of flooding from the River Shannon. Minister Jimmy Deenihan has agreed to have the proposal evaluated as a result of representations from Denis Naughten. “We are all aware of the …

Decision to establish Lifeboat on Lough Ree welcomed

In South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the RNLI to establish a lifeboat service on Lough Ree stating that it will make this valuable amenity a much safer place for all users. “I would like to acknowledge the work of the local branch of the IWAI, local sub-aqua clubs, the organising committee and those who supported the public …