Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (669)

Anne Rabbitte


669. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the development of the walkway from Portumna to Aughrim; the status of signage, styles and grass; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29910/19]

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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.  It is not directly involved in the development, management or promotion of particular tourism initiatives, which are matters for the tourism agencies.

In regard to the walkway in question, I undertand that it would form part of the Beara-Breifne route when completed. While Fáilte Ireland would have a role in promoting the Beara-Breifne route experience to tourists, neither the Department or Fáilte Ireland are involved in its development.  I understand that funding may have been provided to the local development company by the Department of Rural and Community Development in regard to this walk and my colleague the Minister for Rural and Community Development may be able to provide further information.