We are delighted to advise that it had been confirmed by Minister of State, local deputy Dara Calleary that a consultant has been appointed and begun desk-based work on the new tourism destination plan for North Mayo and Erris.
The North Mayo Destination Experience Development Plan (DEDP) is being prepared by Fáilte Ireland to help drive and sustain tourism in the Mayo North region. The plan is due to be finalised and published in 2024. The plan aims to create a sustainable tourism destination by extending the tourism season and spreading business across all parts of the region over the next five years.
Minister Calleary says the initiative and focus on the north Mayo and Erris area is to be welcomed and will help progress the superb work that has been undertaken in recent years by Fáilte Irelands Wild Atlantic Way team and the Mayo North and Erris promotion organisations to help promote the area on the tourism map.
There has been considerable investment in visitor attractions in recent years in the region. Minister Calleary believes the plan will also have the potential to give focus to capturing the tourism benefits of President Bidens visit.
Minister Calleary said: “I’ve previously highlighted the importance of factoring local input into such a plan, and I’m pleased to say that there will be a range of community consultations in the Autumn to ensure communities across the region have their say on the tourism potential of the region. I will continue to work with Fáilte Ireland and local interests to ensure we have a grounded and ambitious plan.”
We, at Mayo North Tourism welcome the development of this plan and are delighted to hear of its progress. We very much look forward to assisting in the development of this plan and in helping to drive it forward.
For further information on the North Mayo DEDP as it arises visit the Fáilte Ireland website.