Limerick City And The Burren Looking To Capitalise On The Wild Atlantic Way
Limerick city could be added to the Wild Atlantic Way after county councillors passed a motion to lobby Minister for Tourism Shane Ross about the inclusion of the city to the route.
Fine Gael councillor Stephen Keary is calling for the route to come through Limerick city from west Clare and continue on down the River Shannon to Foynes Port, reports limerickleader.ie.
Labour councillor Joe Leddin said: "So many tourists come to Shannon Airport and the next stop is Kerry, and Limerick is left bypassed. There is huge merit in collaborating with Clare to ensure Limerick is included. If some of these tourists stopped off in Limerick, we would benefit from an economic point of view," however, he added it may be better to market the Shannon estuary route separately.
Fine Gael councillor John Sheahan commented that the addition of Glin to the route has been "hugely successful" for the Limerick village, saying that some businesses saw "an 80 per cent increase in business activity".
Elsewhere in Burren, Co Clare, Fáilte Ireland is inviting local tourism businesses, individuals, tourism and community group members to help position the Burren and Cliffs of Moher for further growth by becoming involved with the formulation of a new ‘Visitor Experience Development Plan’ for the area. It's hoped the plan will extend the tourism season and spread business across all parts of the region, and has already been trialled in the Skellig Region.