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Tuesday 23 May 2017

New brochure will promote stars of South Sligo Tourism

A new colour brochure is coming out on the tourist attractions of South Sligo.

South Sligo Tourism, a newly formed group, are behind the 24-page booklet in a bid to promote the area better.

"You're inclined to forget South Sligo exists," Councillor Paul Taylor levelled at the Council Executive.

"It will be further highlighted with a book now distributed. We can invite tourists to come and stay in South Sligo. We want to promote it more," he told the meeting.

Council Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes replied that the Executive had not forgotten about the region at all, but was in fact investing €20,000 into it.

"South and West Sligo are not being ignored. We're interested in promoting Sligo and we'll be bringing forward strategies to do that," he said.

South Sligo Tourism is a new body with representatives from the Tubbercurry REDZ committee, Sligo Tourism, Fáilte Ireland, Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce, Tubbercurry Tidy Towns, the Coleman Music Centre, Eagles Flying, Tubbercurry Old Fair Day and the Black Pig Festival among others.

Councillor Dara Mulvey supported Cllr Paul Taylor. Both men are members of the group.

"The meetings of South Sligo Tourism are very productive. It's a very worthy cause. We feel we've an awful lot to offer," said Cllr Mulvey. Councillor Joe Queenan said: "It's great to see co-operation between South and West Sligo in tourism."

Director of Services Dorothy Clarke said funding was going to be earmarked for tourism in South Sligo through the REDZ programme and the new brochure.

Sligo County Council has allocated €20,000 to support South Sligo Tourism via online marketing, website development, capacity building, package development and related supports in line with the Tourism Development Plan for South Sligo.

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