Norman Trail to promote county abroad

Published 17/11/2015 | 00:00

CRITICISM was levied at Wexford County Council for not promoting the county enough by Cllr Malcolm Byrne.

Cllr Byrne said there is more promotional information on Waterford than Wexford for visitors.

Describing this as a failure on the local authority's behalf, Cllr Byrne said there is a need to keep visitors accessing the country through Rosslare Europort here.

He said maps and information documents detailing the location of local attractions are needed.

Director of Services Tony Larkin said a Norman Trail is being developed in the county, adding that very substantial funds will be used to progress this in 2016.

'Our work with Fáilte Ireland is going very well. We have had discussions with the French Ambassador who has promised to help us promote Wexford in France, and in Normandy in particular.'

Mr Larkin said the Norman Trail will involve the UK, France and Wexford. Cllr Byrne said it shouldn't take much time to circulate a promotional leaflet about the county, asking Mr Larkin to commit to having these in place in time for the 2016 tourism season.

Mr Larkin said the local authority will have the promotional material available by next April, while Director of Services Eamonn Hore said New Ross is the cradle of the Norman story in Ireland.

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