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All-Ireland coastal route should be promoted - Ó hOisín

11 November, 2014 - by Cathal Ó hOisín

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín has said the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route should be extended into the North in order to boost tourism.

Speaking after raising the issue in the Assembly, Mr Ó hOisín said; 

"The beautiful coastline of Ireland is one of our greatest assets in terms of attracting tourists. 

"That coastline stretches around the entire island but sadly the tourism promotion does not. 

"The recently established Wild Atlantic Way coastal route, which stretches from Kinsale in Cork to Inishowen in Donegal, is a great initiative to promote Ireland as a tourist destination. 

"However, the Wild Atlantic Way only goes as far as Donegal. 

"It should have been continued through the Derry and Antrim coasts to link up with the Causeway Coast and Glens coastal route to have a single marketable tourism entity stretching from Cork to Ballycastle. 

"I raised this in the Assembly and was pleased when tourism minister Arlene Foster agreed with me that the two routes should be linked for the benefit of tourism north and south."

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