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Fáilte Ireland Announces Funding Of €650k+ For Wild Atlantic Way Projects

By Dave Simpson

Funding for four key projects from Fáilte Ireland’s New Horizons on the Wild Atlantic Way 2018 Grants Scheme have been announced by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin.

Griffin outlined details of €651,437 in funding to develop and improve visitor experiences along the Skellig Coast in Co. Kerry.

The four projects along the Wild Atlantic Way to receive funding are:

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• The Transatlantic Cable Story, Valentia Island - €161,437
• Leading Lights at Cromwell Point, Valentia Island - €90,000
• Portmagee Whiskey Experience and Seine Boat Experience - €200,000
• Daniel O’Connell at the Old Barracks Heritage Centre, Cahersiveen - €200,000

"A Welcome Boost"

Commenting on the announcement, Griffin said, “[The funding] is a welcome boost to the tourism industry in Kerry and along the Skellig Coast on the Wild Atlantic Way. The aim of Fáilte Ireland’s New Horizons on the Wild Atlantic Way 2018 Grants Scheme is to drive visitor numbers to the regions and to lesser visited areas and attractions within them. As we know, tourism is a very competitive market and [this] significant grant funding announcement is aimed at ensuring that Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way continue to offer visitors world-class experiences and attractions boosting the region and increasing revenue and employment in the local tourism industry.”

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