Fearon calls for tourism development for South Armagh

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Development Arlene Foster to help develop the tourism industry in South Armagh.

Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon said, “Historically, there has been and remains a severe lack of investment from the government in our area. South Armagh has so much to offer in terms of tourism and as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ is a prime location for visitors to the island of Ireland.

“I have written to the minister asking what efforts have been made by her department, in relation to promoting tourism in South Armagh because it has fallen far short to date.

Fearon added, “We have opportunities to promote the scenic beauty and history of the area. Developing our tourism industry is essential for the economic development of the area as well as for job creation, particularly for young people who are currently unemployed and potentially considering emigration.

“I intend to work with the Department in looking at developing our tourism and attracting visitors so that we can boost the tourism potential of the South Armagh region.”

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