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Seven Heads Peninsula Tourism Information Meeting
24 January @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Progress report on the inclusion of the area on the Wild Atlantic Way and proposed initiatives for 2019.
A good turnout would be appreciated,it’s important that everyone on the Seven Heads Peninsula knows the current position re the status of our application to include our proposed route on the WAW.
RE Meeting on the 24th in Butlerstown:
Our Chairman Barry Holland welcomed the large attendance and started his address by outlining the many festivals and events that were organized during the year leading to a good extension of the season for local businesses.
Barry gave a briefing on his meetings with Failte Ireland and conveyed their desire to see more bundling of activities and accommodation,especially the Seven Heads walks which when the improvements are completed and the walks approved by Walking trails Ireland would be a catalyst for an increase of tourism in the area.
The status of the WAW route through the Seven Heads Peninsula was discussed at length with the local councillors showing a cautious optimism of being successful with the full route being approved,many speakers from the floor voiced their frustration at Failte Ireland for the delay in not approving the route.
Barry stated that we formally applied for the inclusion of the route before Christmas and after RPS consultants finish surveying the route end of January,it is hoped for a decision at the end of February.This could be delayed due to ongoing roadworks.
The message coming from the committee and the attendance was that nothing less than the inclusion of the full route on the WAW as outlined by the committee to Ministers,MEP’S ,TD’s ,Senators and local Councillors over 18 months ago would be accepted.
Awards Night in Croke Park:
It was a great boost for our area to be shortlisted in the Tourism category for a Lama award and an enjoyable evening was had by all in the company of our County Mayor Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, thanks to Cllr John O Sullivan for the nomination.
Congrats to West Cork Rapid response for winning in their category,nominated by Cllr Paul Hayes.