Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (321)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

321. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which Fáilte Ireland promotes Grianán of Ailleach as a must see along the Wild Atlantic Way; and the future plans of Fáilte Ireland to develop it as a tourist attraction. [28433/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department’s role in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national tourism policy. While my Department provides funding to Fáilte Ireland for investment in tourism promotion and development, it is not directly involved in individual tourism projects or programmes such as the Wild Atlantic Way.

With specific regard to the Grianán of Áileach, further to a similar question from the Deputy last month, I understand that Fáilte Ireland wrote to the Deputy with information on its promotion of the site and further plans to maximise its potential. In light of the Deputy’s follow-up queries, I have asked Fáilte Ireland to contact the Deputy in regard to the further detail sought. Please contact my private office if you have not been contacted within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A