But Chief Executive hints that ‘major’ Fáilte Ireland development in the pipeline
DONEGAL County Council have made no provisions for developing a visitor centre at Malin Head in the capital programme for next year, but they have hinted that they are in talks with Fáilte Ireland for a ‘major development’ in the area.
Meanwhile, an Inishowen councillor has also raised concerns about lack of funding for community projects in the peninsula.
Speaking at the monthly meeting of the council in Lifford, Glengad councillor Martin McDermott said the capital programme showed that €8.5 million was dedicated for community projects across the county, yet only €1.5 million was being given to Inishowen – despite it having one quarter of the population for the whole county.
Cllr. McDermott also raised concerns about the fact that there was no allowances for funding made for any developments in Malin Head.
“There is no council funding at all for Malin Head development in this capital programme,” said Cllr. McDermott. “Malin Head is the most important tourist amenity in Donegal with 150,000 visitors every year and that’s despite the fact we have no car park, no toilets and no visitor centre.
“Malin Head is not just about Inishowen, it includes all of Donegal – it’s an easy sale – everyone has heard of Malin Head regardless of where you are in the country.”
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