Published on : Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The statistics of Fáilte Ireland’s newly finished Tourism Capital Investment Programme highlights the areas which had already become the Republic’s top visitor destinations – Dublin and the southwest. These were also the destinations which attracted the maximum funding.
In eight years, over €93,750 was spent in Co Laois in comparison to a grant of €5.2 million for Killarney House, in Co Kerry. In that time span, tourist attractions in Co Kerry were given €11.38 million as total grant.
Approx €5.575 million, the largest grant was made to support Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile that highlights the history of the city.
In Co Carlow the largest grant, around €163,000 was to Carlow Gardens Heritage Trail/Carlow Town Heritage Trail/Brownshill Dolmen.
Co Louth aided €243,601 in terms of projects at the Boyne Valley and Drogheda. However, a portion of this money entails a project in Kells, Co Meath.
Lately, Spike Island has been named Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the esteemed World Travel Awards, received €226,000. Garnish Island received the biggest capital grant which was approved for €2.4 million.
A number of expenses was not explained by the county like the spending by Waterways Ireland which received some €189,000 towards the cost of pumping facilities along the Shannon Navigation.
The datas were released to The Irish Times by Fáilte Ireland under the Freedom of Information Act.
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