Donegal Deputy believes Failte Ireland must build on Donegal’s increasing profile

Charlie McConalogue

Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue Fianna Fáil believes Failte Ireland must build on Donegal's increasing profile and invest in tourism initiatives in the county.

It comes after Donegal topped National Geographic Traveller's Cool List for 2017.

Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue Fianna Fáil believes Failte Ireland must build on Donegal's increasing profile and invest in tourism initiatives in the county.

It comes after Donegal topped National Geographic Traveller's Cool List for 2017.

In a statement, Deputy McConalogue said that Donegal is a county with something for everyone and over the past number of years, with the development of the Wild Atlantic Way, more and more people are discovering what Donegal has to offer.

He believed that being named the coolest place on the planet by National Geographic Traveller is a major coup and presents an opportunity to build on the already solid reputation that the county has, both at home and abroad.

He is encouraging Fáilte Ireland to put a renewed focus on Donegal to capitalise on the prestigious accolade.

Deputy McConalogue concluded by saying while there has been investment in the past, this should be increased and a real effort made to boost the county's profile and appeal.

He stated that tourism is an incredibly important industry here and recognition like the Cool List should not be let pass without an attempt to build on the progress made to date.