Failure to explore alternative routes economic blow to communities
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD has admitted to the Dáil that her Department has not performed an assessment on the impact of the Asian Clam infestation on Lough Ree, even though its habitat is protected under EU Law.
Thank you for following up on the recent points which I raised with you on the floor of Dail Eireann with regard to the greenway though County Galway.
Denis Naughten TD has again been in contact with the Minister for Transport, appealing to him to take a new approach to routing the greenway between Ballinasloe & Galway.
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”.
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.
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 …
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 …
€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.
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 …