Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils are working together to prioritise the area of tourism in a joint initiative for the villages of Rooskey and Dromod.
Both villages have been impacted by the closure of the Glanbia (Hanley’s) pig processing plant following a fire and the construction of a bypass on the N4.
At previous meetings of Leitrim County Council, Cllr Sean McGowan highlighted the growing concern over the lack of job creation in the area and asked that the local Authority work with its counterparts in Roscommon to develop a job activation programme for the village of Rooskey and Dromod utilising premises in both villages.
Giving an update on progress for the initiative, a spokesperson for Leitrim County Council said that following discussions with Roscommon County Council, the area of tourism has been prioritised and talks have been held with Waterways Ireland and other stakeholders.
Leitrim County Council is also working on the development of the County’s first Local Economic and Community Plan for the coming six years.