Monday, 19 September 2011
Marketing and accommodation key to Ballycastle realising full potential
North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said that Ballycastle should be one of Ireland ’s most popular tourist hotspots and that stakeholders should focus on increasing accommodation and achieving a higher scale of marketing. Mr McKay was speaking after meeting the Enterprise Minister along with the local Chamber of Commerce.
Speaking after the meeting Mr McKay said
“Ballycastle has so much going for it in terms of its location. It has the Glens to the east, Rathlin Island to the north, Carrick-a-rede and the World Heritage Site of the Giants Causeway to the west. It has beaches, a quality golf course and the aul Lammas Fair. Yet so many other locations, whether it be in Mayo and Kerry, have higher tourist numbers with less of a tourist product in my opinion.