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Cork's Seven Heads Peninsula Mooted For Wild Atlantic Way

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Cork's Seven Heads Peninsula Mooted For Wild Atlantic Way

Fáilte Ireland has announced its intention to consider expanding the Wild Atlantic Way to include County Cork's Seven Heads peninsula.

As reported by The Irish Examiner, Fiona Monaghan of Fáilte Ireland conferred with a campaign committee in Courtmacsherry on Tuesday 25 July, about the possibility of extending the trail to encompass the peninsula, which lies between the towns of Kinsale and Clonakilty. Among those in attendance at the meeting were Minister for Tourism Brendan Griffin and Minister for Health Jim Daly.

Commenting on the conference, Monaghan said, "We had a very engaging and robust discussion with representatives of the 'Campaign to include the Seven Heads on the WAW'. We're very heartened by their energy and enthusiasm and by the number of things to do and see in this area, so we are committed to come back and meet with the local interests again in the next couple of weeks. We will forensically look at this stretch of the coast with a view to seeing how it could be possibly included when we do the review of the Wild Atlantic Way in early 2018."

The campaign's chairman, Barry Holland, responded by saying, "The outcome of the meeting was good, we certainly were able to make a very strong case about why the Seven Heads should be included on the Wild Atlantic Way."