Plans to build on 100,000 Slieve Gullion visitors

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Sinn Féin councillors Roisin Mulgrew and Mickey Larkin met with Council officials, Clanrye Group and the Forestry Service in Slieve Gullion yesterday to discuss plans for building on the attraction’s immense success in attracting visitors to the area.
Councillors Mickey Larkin and Roisin Mulgrew with Slieve Gullion staff

Councillors Mickey Larkin and Roisin Mulgrew with Slieve Gullion staff

“More than 100,000 people visited Slieve Gullion in July and August this year, which is a tremendous achievement,” councillor Mulgrew said. “People from south Armagh have always known that Slieve Gullion is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and we’re delighted that it is no longer Ireland’s best kept secret. “However, the potential for the Forest Park, indeed the entire area, is enormous and we really must build on this success,” she insisted. “The point of this meeting was to get all the groups who use or are invested in the park together to kick around ideas, raise concerns and generally ensure that we all move forward collectively. “We want all visitors coming to this premium tourist attraction to have an enjoyable and unique experience, one that will make them return and, crucially, spread the word about this magnificent facility. “While there is still much to do to ensure that this marvelous attraction reaches its full potential,” she continued, “I do want to take this opportunity to thank the Council staff, and all the people involved, who have worked so hard throughout the summer to make Slieve Gullion the burgeoning success story it is. Mulgrew added, “I sincerely hope that it continues to receive the support it needs from the Council and that Council investment in the South Armagh area in general continues.”
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