Dáil debates

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Other Questions

Wild Atlantic Way Project

10:20 am

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal North East, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I do not agree that designating Malin Head as the starting or end point of the Wild Atlantic Way would exclude any part of the Inishowen Peninsula. It would actually help to attract tourists to the peninsula. There is great potential for developing Malin Head as a destination in the county. A great deal of tourism work has been done in the county recently. For example, there has been investment in the Slieve League cliffs, where tourist numbers have increased markedly in the past two or three years. However, we will miss out on an opportunity if we do not make Malin Head the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way. While linking it to the causeway coastal route makes sense, in that they must work together, setting a starting point to the Wild Atlantic Way that is simply a point on the Border represents a missed opportunity.


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