Letterkenny makes shortlist for coveted tourism award

Letterkenny makes shortlist for coveted tourism award
Fáilte Ireland has confirmed that Letterkenny has made the shortlist of ten top towns from across the country selected for their 2013 Tourism Towns award. The shortlist was announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards in The Helix, Dublin. Ireland’s Top Tourism Town in 2013 will now be selected from this shortlist and announced this November.

Fáilte Ireland has confirmed that Letterkenny has made the shortlist of ten top towns from across the country selected for their 2013 Tourism Towns award. The shortlist was announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards in The Helix, Dublin. Ireland’s Top Tourism Town in 2013 will now be selected from this shortlist and announced this November.

The ten commended towns will now be visited in the autumn by external assessors who will meet with town representatives to further explore and evaluate the town’s commitment to tourism.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring emphasised the important premise behind the Award scheme.

He said: “This award is all about recognising Irish towns and villages which are working hard to make Ireland even more attractive for tourists. This important work brings benefits to local communities and local economies across Ireland. The scheme is now in its second year and is going from strength to strength.”