Tralee allocated €500,000 in tourism funding

REPRO FREE Repro Free 9.12.19 Pictured : Fáilte Ireland’s CEO Paul Kelly Jene Foley Kerry County Council . Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane , Minister Brendan Griffin T.D , Charlie O’Sullivan and Mike Scannell Kerry County Council pictured in Tralee as funding has been allocated as part of the €15.5million ‘Destination Towns . Every county in Ireland will be allocated significant funding by Fáilte Ireland to develop the tourism potential of their destination towns. The funding has been allocated through the Local Authorities as part of the €15.5million ‘Destination Towns’ initiative launched earlier this year by the National Tourism Development Authority. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D made the national announcement this morning in Tralee - the town put forward by Kerry County Council for investment – where he was joined by Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00 353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/Mail : [email protected] Web Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie ALL IMAGES ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT ©PRESS INFO : Towns across the country allocated funding through new €15.5m Fáilte Ireland Destination Towns Scheme Every county in Ireland will be allocated significant funding by Fáilte Ireland to develop the tourism potential of their destination towns.The funding has been allocated through the Local Authorities as part of the €15.5million ‘Destination Towns’ initiative launched earlier this year by the National Tourism Development Authority.Up to €500,000 per local authority will be allocated in two rounds by Fáilte Ireland to boost the attractiveness and tourism appeal of towns nationwide. The process of identifying the towns that receive funding commenced in mid-2019 and was led by the Local Authorities in consultation with Fáilte Ireland.Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Bren

Tralee is set to benefit from half a million euro in funding.

It’s part of the new €15.5 million Fáilte Ireland Destination Towns Scheme.

Funding will be provided to over thirty towns that were nominated by local authorities to improve their attractiveness to visitors.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin made the national announcement in Tralee earlier.

The Kerry Fine Gael TD says the county town is in a great location and has a rich history:

CEO of Fáilte Ireland, Paul Kelly, was also present for the launch of the scheme, which is the first of its kind.

He explains how the money will be used: