Fine Gael councillor Jarlath Munnelly this week welcomed the announcement that €640,000 is to be allocated to Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle. Downpatrick Head is listed as a discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way tourist driving route. The allocation of money will improve visitor facilities here.
Cllr Munnelly said: “This is fantastic news for Ballycastle. Downpatrick Head is iconic, and something that everyone in Ballycastle is very proud of. That fact that it is a discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way is a huge opportunity for Ballycastle."
He went on to say that it was essential there was public consultation on this project to ensure its success. "I have spoken to Minister Ring and Mayo County Council, and there will be an information day on this exciting project organised very soon for the public in Ballycastle. This is an exciting opportunity for Ballycastle, I will be working to ensure that everyone gets behind it, to maximise the benefits for Ballycastle and its surrounds."
Cllr Munnelly also added that he would be urging Mayo County Council to invest in this project too. "It is important that Mayo County Council also invest in this project for Ballycastle, and I will be lobbying the council to ensure that this happens.”