Dáil debates

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Other Questions

Wild Atlantic Way Project

10:20 am

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I will organise a meeting between the Deputy and Fáilte Ireland. It has told me that his proposal would exclude the east part of the Inishowen Peninsula, which I am sure he does not want.

I do not want arguments to develop about the Wild Atlantic Way. It is the country's greatest initiative. It will be like the Green Way in Mayo, in that people will be talking about it for the next 30 years. I want everyone in Inishowen, Donegal and the west and north coasts to buy into it. This will be a great initiative for the coastline. I was delighted that we were able to secure €8 million in funding for the way in the recent budget. We have advertised it all over the world. People are excited about it. We want people in Inishowen, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal to promote and explain it to tourists. This great opportunity should not be lost.


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