MULROY DRIVE GETS OFF TO A FLYING START

first_imgSean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland and Paddy Logue Chairman Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee having a look through the newly launched Mulroy Drive brochure which outlines the many attractions and activities available within this area of natural beauty.The Mulroy Drive Tourist & Development Group hosted a successful launch this weekend to a massive crowd in Logue’s of Cranford.The event, which was launched by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh TD,and attended by Fáilte Ireland CEO Sean Quinn, Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Michael McBride, Michael Heaney from Donegal County Council, and Seamús Ó GallachóIr from Údaras na Gaeltachta, along with other Councillors from Donegal County Council, saw the launch the new Mulroy Drive route, complete with maps, brochures, and road signs, as well as a new tourist app.Minister Joe McHugh said at the launch: “I am delighted to attend such a wonderful event, and I am really heartened by the huge turn-out here. Today’s launch sees the Mulroy Drive as the first route in Ireland to get an official extension to the Wild Atlantic Way, which has been mapped by tourist chiefs and acknowledged as an extra route for tourists to visit. “This will encourage visitors to take the 22-mile route around Mulroy, including areas such as Cranford, Milford and Kerrykeel, which I believe will benefit tourists by enabling them to cover more of the county on their travels, and will in turn economically benefit these local areas.“I wish to commend the Mulroy Drive Group (Céide na Maoile Rua) for all their hard work and dedication to this project, which has involved local businesses and community representatives working closely together, over the last year, in ensuring that this process would be carried out with a successful outcome.“I wish to acknowledge the support from Failte Ireland, and the local team, who recognised the potential of this venture and have supported the project from the beginning. I wish to also commend the co-operation between Donegal County Council and Údaras na Gaeltachta, whose help and support to the project was invaluable.“I am delighted to see in attendance today also members from various local companies and small businesses, who brought along information and samples of their products, which further shows the great community co-operation, evident in these communities. It is this culture of local community spirit which is of huge importance to the local tourism industry, and will be further enhanced by today’s launch of the Mulroy Drive.” Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland and Paddy Logue Chairman Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee having a look through the newly launched Mulroy Drive brochure which outlines the many attractions and activities available within this area of natural beauty.Taking shelter from a late May shower in the Forge at Logue’s of Cranford are Michael Mc Ginley of Mc Ginley’s Corner Bar, Kerrykeel Denis Mulhare, Cormac Walsh and Joan Crawford of the Wild Atlantic Way tourist attraction.John Mc Carron of Willow Farmhouse pictured at the launch of the Mulroy Drive initative with Joan Crawford Wild Atlantic Way Team Leader and Dessie & Louise Mc Gettigan of Ripples Restaurant, KerrykeelDenis Mulhare of Rockhill Holiday Park & Activity Centre and Cormac Walsh of the Glen Bar & Restaurant, two attractions on the Mulroy Drive, pictured enjoying a cup of tea in the Forge at Logue’s of Cranford where the Mulroy Drive initative was launched.CEO of Failte Ireland Sean Quinn stokes the fire in Logue’s Forge when he visited the Cranford area to launch the Mulroy Drive which will attract many tourists to the area over the coming months. Included in the picture are Tommy Logue and Patrick Logue.Michael Mc Bride serving up some refreshment to Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland at Logue’s of Cranford where he launched the Mulroy Drive.Minister Joe Mc Hugh welcomes Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland to Cranford where he launched the Mulroy Drive which will be a large tourist attraction over the coming months and years. Included in the picture is County Mayor Michael Mc Bride.Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland, Paddy Logue Chairman Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee, Minister Joe Mc Hugh TD Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and Seamus O’ Gallachoir Udaras na Gaeltachta, Language & Culture.Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee Chairman Paddy Logue takes the opportunity to express his views to Minister Joe Mc Hugh at the launch of the Mulroy Drive initative on Friday at Logue’s of Cranford.Cllr. Ian Mc Garvey Donegal Co. Co., Michael Heaney Director of Services with Donegal County Council with specific responsibility for Community, Culture, Planning & Economic Development, Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland, Minister Joe Mc Hugh and Michael Mc Bride Donegal County Mayor pictured at the launch of the Mulroy Bay initative.Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland, Paddy Logue Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committe Chairman, Minister Joe Mc Hugh and Donegal County Mayor Michael Mc Bride pictured discussing business around the Blacksmiths fire as they prepared for the launch of the Mulroy Drive initative.Joan Crawford Wild Atlantic Way Team Manager pictured at the launch of Mulroy Drive with Minister Joe Mc Hugh and Michael Heaney of Donegal County Council.Paddy Logue Chairman of the Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee addresses the gathering at the launch of the Mulroy Drive which was attended by numerous officials from national & local bodies and government as well as many local residents and business people.MULROY DRIVE GETS OFF TO A FLYING START was last modified: May 31st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Joe McHughlaunchMulroy Drivelast_img

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