New Slieve Gullion amenity facility “will help enhance visitor experience”

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Slieve Gullion Area Councillor Rosin Mulgrew has said that the opening of the new Amenity Facility in Slieve Gullion Forest Park will be another step forward in ensuring that the Ring Of Gullion Area becomes one of Ireland’s top Visitor Experiences.

The Sinn Féin Councillor who, along with her colleague Cllr Mickey Larkin visited the site to view the facility, said, “This new building is absolutely vital to enhance the overall visitor experience.



“Slieve Gullion remains the most popular forest park within the entire district with almost 400,000 visitors annually and it is essential that the Park and indeed entire Ring Of Gullion area continues to benefit from council investment.

“This fabulous new building houses new toilet facilities including a baby changing area and a disabled toilet. Also within the building is an information centre, storage room, first aid and staff room.”



Cllr Mulgrew said that after years of lobbying the new amenity building at the Forest Park would be ready for use this week. She also welcomed news that “Hawthorn Hill”, the old Chambre House situated in the Park, had been earmarked as a Visitor Centre.

Outlining some of the planned works the south Armagh Councillor stated, “Over the next year work access to the mountain will be enhanced with the extension of the pathway over the summit. Further work is planned for the overflow car park. All in all, this is positive news for both local residents and visitors.”



Cllr Mickey Larkin echoed his colleague’s sentiments, “The investment in this area of outstanding natural beauty by both public agencies and the private sector shows the level of confidence in the Slieve Gullion area.

“Locals and visitors alike are excited to see the ongoing works at Killeavy Castle, which will hugely enhance the area and also generate much-welcomed employment.”



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