Waterford Tourism Given Big Boost
Tourism in the county has been given a boost with the announcement that funding totaling €172,000 is to be divided between Tramore, Dungarvan and Villierstown. The funding has been allocated for Rural Economic Development Zones (REDZ) pilot schemes which will stimulate development in the three areas.
Labour T.D. for Waterford, Ciara Conway said, “The funding will mostly be focused on what we can do to develop tourism in rural areas focusing particularly on promoting the Copper Coast, the Comeragh Mountains and the River Blackwater – unique features that make Waterford special and which have huge tourist potential.”
€79,500 will be spent on the REDZ pilot in Tramore with a focus on creating a catalyst for ongoing action and focused regenerative tourism activity in Tramore and the Copper Coast Geopark area.
A total of €70,000 will go to develop tourism in Dungarvan by upgrading the tourism product of the Comeraghs through developing on an integrated marketing strategy. The remainder will go to developing the River Blackwater at Villerstown.