World Class Irish Tourist Attractions
Four new “world class Irish tourist attractions” are to receive over €70m in funding.
The projects in Cavan, Mayo, Donegal and Dublin were chosen from more than 200 initial applicants in 2019.
Fáilte Ireland is investing €44.3m in the projects, with a further €29m coming from public-private partnerships.
Westport House and Estate is to receive the largest amount of funding (€20.2m) for the restoration and rewilding of the 300-acre estate, which will allow tourists to have a multi-day nature experience.
Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands will benefit from a new flagship attraction, a discovery centre at Shannon Pot and an elevated viewing platform at the Cavan Burren Park.
It is estimated that up 8,000 jobs will be supported across the regional economy over the next 10 years because of the investment.
Meanwhile, visitors to Buncrana in Donegal are promised a thrilling ascent to the High Fort at Fort Dunree in what will be Ireland’s only funicular cable railway.
And in Dublin, a simulated flight experience on the northside of the city, called “This is Ireland”, is also to receive funding
The aim of the funding is to create large scale tourist attractions that will bring visitors to different regions of the country and extend the traditional season beyond the summer months.
Credit to : RTÉ News