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Fáilte Ireland Launches New Dublin Coastal Trail

By Dave Simpson
Fáilte Ireland Launches New Dublin Coastal Trail

Fáilte Ireland has announced the launch of a new Dublin Coastal Trail that has been developed by Fáilte Ireland in partnership with Dublin City County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council and Irish Rail.


Fáilte Ireland has invested €700,000 into the trail, which begins at Skerries and runs to Killiney, with signage installed in 111 towns and villages along the route, highlighting key visitor attractions and experiences along the way.

Visitors will be able to walk, cycle or take a rail service along the route, with way-finding signs in six languages to ensure accessibility for international visitors.

The trail takes in a Medieval castle in Malahide, cliff hikes in Killiney and the UNESCO Biosphere at Bull Island.

Statement By Lord Mayor Of Dublin

Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland stated, "Dublin City Council is delighted to partner with Fáilte Ireland to support the development of the Dublin Coastal Trail, which will throw a fresh light on Dublin's bountiful coastal amenities, all located just a short hop from Dublin's city centre. In highlighting the connection between city and coast, we are delighted to remind locals of, and welcome visitors to, the wide range of scenic features we have bordering our beautiful Dublin Bay, whether it be the Bull Island Nature Reserve, a haven of local and visiting wildlife, the cultivated charms of St Anne's Park and Rose Gardens, or the historically rich treasure trove of Sandymount Strand, the Great South Wall and the Poolbeg Lighthouse."


Statement By Minister For Tourism

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin TD stated, "Unique and memorable experiences lie at the heart of great tourism destinations. The new Dublin Coastal Trail will not only help visitors discover and experience the diverse range of cultural and historical attractions, outdoor activities and stunning nature along Dublin's coastline, it will also strengthen the appeal of Dublin as a destination to new markets and demographics both internationally and at home in Ireland."

Statement By Fáilte Ireland CEO

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly stated, "The launch of the Dublin Coastal Trail is a fantastic addition to the Dublin portfolio and adds to its appeal as a vibrant city break destination - where city living thrives side by side with nature. Improved visitor orientation from the city and out to the Dublin coastline will crucially enable visitors to better immerse themselves in local experiences which will spread the economic benefits of Dublin tourism across a wider geographical area."

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