TOURISM interests in Listowel are being encouraged to come up with a plan to ensure the town forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way - a massive Bord Fáilte initiative that aims to attract tourists to key destinations and attractions all along the west coast.
Cllr Maria Gorman said that Listowel, and indeed north Kerry, is at risk of missing out on the initiative if local tourism interests are not advised on how best to ensure the town is selected as part of the 'spine' of the proposed route.
At Monday night's meeting of Listowel Town Council, Cllr Gorman asked the town manger if a report could be issued on how best to prepare for the upcoming tourism initiative, which is being described as one of Fáilte Ireland's signature projects to rejuvenate Irish tourism.
Listowel town manager Charlie O'Sullivan confirmed that meetings are ongoing between county manager Tom Curran and other county managers along the route from Cork to Donegal, adding that the project is still very much in the planning stages. He said he was due to fill in for Mr Curran at the next meeting this Friday.