O’Donovan: “Fullers Folly secured for the town of Newcastle West”
Added June 13th, 2017
Limerick TD and Minister for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan, has welcomed the decision of Limerick City and County Council to purchase Fullers Folly in Newcastle West. The building had been on the market for some time and after being appointed as Minister; Patrick O’Donovan began to work with the Council with a view to purchasing the building and to secure it for the town.
“This is a great investment by the Council in the town. I have been working closely with the Council over a number of months to have the building brought into public ownership as a visitor attraction. I believe it has fantastic tourism potential based on the main Limerick to Kerry road and beside the Desmond Castle in the town. During the last few months I have kept in contestant contact with local voluntary organisations and the Office of Public Works to outline the potential of the building for the town and the wider region. So having it now in the ownership of the Local Authority is fantastic news for the Newcastle West.”
Patrick O’Donovan said that this investment together with other work that he has led including the development of the Shannon Estuary loop from the Wild Atlantic Way, work in Curraghchase, the Ballyhoura Mountains, Adare, and elsewhere; together with the development of the first Limerick City and County Council Tourism Strategy point to the potential of Limerick Tourism to be grown even further.
“We have fantastic potential working with the Council, Office of Public Works, LEADER companies, Coillte, other public bodies, hotels, restaurants, visitor attractions and others to drive the potential of Co. Limerick to attract more visitors. Over the last twelve months I have used my position as Minister to deliver to this sector here in Co. Limerick and will look forward, if I am asked to be part of the incoming government; I will continue to work for and deliver for Co. Limerick.”