€3m tourism project

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

Pictured are Michael Carty from Sligo County Council, Grainne O’Connor from Cavan County Council, Martina O’Neill from Fermanagh District Council and Paul Kirkpatrick from Leitrim County Council.

Sligo County Council is part of a €3 million project to promote tourism in Ireland.

The Border Uplands Project sees four county council areas come together to showcase their tourism offering to people in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

These are the councils areas of Fermanagh, Cavan, Leitrim and Sligo along with the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN).

Una Collier from Fermanagh District Council said: "The natural beauty of these four areas and their distinctive geology and bio-diversity provides us with a unique tourism opportunity that has huge potential and real stand-out.

"The variety and quality of the attractions and places of interest in each county is what makes them special and must-see destinations for holidaymakers.

"As they already have mature and growing hospitality sectors plus great shopping districts, busy local food scenes and countless events that continually draw people to them every year – they are each a force to be reckoned with in their own right."

The project will create much needed outdoor access, recreational and amenity infrastructure in the scenic uplands of the region.

It is funded under the European Union's INTERREG IVA programme and managed by the Special European Union's Programme Body (SEUPB).

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