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Lough Derg - Sustainable Marina, Recreational & Tourism Development Strategy - Public Consultation.

Posted by Colin Becker 
Lough Derg - Sustainable Marina, Recreational & Tourism Development Strategy - Public Consultation.
24 January, 2008 14:41

Shannon Development and Galway, Clare and North Tipperary Co. Councils have
commissioned Scott Wilson and Judith Annett to develop a sustainable marina,
recreation and tourism development strategy for Lough Derg.

Lough Derg is obviously a major tourism and recreational asset for three
counties touching its shores. Whilst presenting opportunities to develop
further as a driver for the local economy, some parts of the Lough are
already experiencing pressures from recreational use and development.

The Councils are anxious that a strategic approach is taken to further
development that protects the most vulnerable landscapes, species and
habitats whilst responding to the needs of local tourism, recreation and
the economy and to the untapped tourism potential of the lake.

The strategy will be developed during the period Jan-March 2008 and will
begin with a consultation period during which there will be a survey of
users and providers, an assessment of vulnerable landscapes, and a set of
public consultation workshops around the Lough.

Walk-in style public consultations will take place as follows:

- Tuesday, 29 January 2008 (2pm-8pm), Shannon Oaks Hotel, Portumna
- Wednesday, 30 January 2008 (2pm-8pm), Lakeside Hotel, Ballina
- Thursday, 31 January 2008 (2pm-8pm), Kincora Hall Hotel, Killaloe

All are welcome.

Best Wishes,

Colin Becker
Project/Development Officer, IWAI
"IWAI - The Voice of the Waterways"
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