Limerick not getting its share of tourism revenue

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Cmhlr Séighin Ó CeallaighSINN Féin councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh believes that Limerick is seriously lacking in national support and promotion.This he says is “evident from the latest figures from Fáilte Ireland for 2017 which has Limerick ranked as the sixth most popular destination for overseas tourists and a mere fourteenth for domestic tourists”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick City and County Council has been investing in tourism promotion, and festivals and events, but we need to be met halfway. With the exception of Dublin, all of the counties ahead of us in the rankings are along the Wild Atlantic Way, which speaks volumes,” Ó Ceallaigh claimed.“Limerick only had half the number of overseas tourists that Kerry had, and our nearest neighbours Clare had over 100,000 more foreign visitors last year. It is clear that national support is helping these counties, but Limerick has been ignored for big tourism schemes like the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.“The story gets even worse when we look at domestic tourism. Limerick had only 280,000 domestic visitors last year, compared to Cork’s 1.1million, and we are even lagging behind counties like Wicklow and Kilkenny.”The Council’s work, the City East representative maintains, has increased tourist numbers over the past few years, but when competing against counties who have the major tourism routes, it is a “losing battle”.“I will continue to put pressure on Fáilte Ireland, and the Minister for Tourism to secure a place for Limerick on both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, so that Limerick sees it’s fair share from Irish tourism,” he concluded.Read more politics news here. TAGSLimerick City and Countypolitics RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Previous articleWATCH – Johann van Graan “pretty happy” with Carbery debutNext articleAutumn highlights at Belltable and Lime Tree Theatre Alan Jacques Facebook Printcenter_img WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsPoliticsLimerick not getting its share of tourism revenueBy Alan Jacques – September 3, 2018 1759 Advertisement Email Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

CONFED CUP: Ifeanyi Ubah Walks Tight Rope with Al Masry Draw,…

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FC Ifeanyiubah barely managed to pip Al Masry of Egypt 1-0, while Wikki Tourists fell 2-0 at Royal Armed forces of Sierra Leone as Nigerian clubs began their quest in the CAF Confederation Cup today.Home team Ifeanyiubah had to wait till two minutes from time before they could stop Al Masry courtesy of a goal by Cameroonian midfielder Tamen Medrano.However, Wikki were not so lucky in Freetown as they lost 2-0 to the army-team RSLAF.Both teams have a second chance to ensure qualification to the next round of the competition next weekend.No Nigerian club has won this second-tier continental tournament.Earlier at the weekend, Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, Rangers International of Enugu pulled off a 1-1 draw at Algeria’s JS Saoura.Nigeria’s other representative in the competition Rivers United also drew 0-0 away with Real Bamako.last_img read more