Fáilte Ireland has recently approved a second substantial investment of up to w300,000 for improvements around one of Leitrim’s most iconic attractions – Glencar waterfall. This new investment will see a new viewing platform developed around the attraction further enhancing the development work which has already taken place.
Speaking about Fáilte Ireland’s investment Martina Bromley, Fáilte Ireland in the North West emphasised: “As the national tourism development authority we in Fáilte Ireland are committed to ensuring that there is plenty for visitors to see and do in the North West region thus giving them plenty of reason to come and stay in the North West and Co Leitrim.
“We are delighted to be working with Leitrim County Council on this project and are confident that these development works at and around the Glencar lake and waterfall will ensure its positioning as one of the iconic and must see attractions in the county, region and indeed country”.
Fáilte Ireland has already invested w262,500 to develop and enhance the area surrounding the waterfall with the development of a coach park, restoration work to the pathway leading up to the waterfall and the development of a bog walk on the existing bog road with the creation of picnic areas and a series of interpretative panels.
On Friday last, Junior Minister for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, made a special visit to the North Leitrim area, beginning with a visit to the picturesque Glencar Waterfall.
Speaking to local media, Minister Ring said that it was obvious that attractions like the waterfall had plenty to offer visitors to the region and he said that his Government was committed to encouraging more tourists to stop off in areas like Co Leitrim.
Leitrim County Council has welcomed the major investment in the waterfall amenity area. The council has been instrumental in promoting forward the works on the site and both Director of Service, Leitrim County Council, Joseph Gilhooly and Leitrim Tourism’s Sinead McDermott were on hand to welcome the Junior Minister last Friday.