The office officially re-opened at Market Square thanks to a joint collaboration between Local Louth Authorities, Failte Ireland and Dundalk BIDS (Business Improvement District Scheme)
Cllr Jennifer Green, Cathaoirleach, Dundalk Town Council, officially opened the Dundalk Tourist Information Office on Thursday evening ( July 5th) at an event which was also attended by Kevin Moriarty of Fáilte Ireland.
The office will remain open on a five days per week basis throughout the year. It had originally been housed in this Market Square location a number of years ago before transferring to Jocelyn Street.
As the Market Square refurbishments took place in 2011, it was quickly realised that the BIDS building on the towns main thoroughfare remained the most suitable location in Dundalk for the Tourist Information Office.
Speaking at the opening of the Tourist Information Office at the Market Square, Cllr Green said Dundalks Tourist Information Office is back where it belongs, at the Market Square.
“Opening five days a week throughout the year means we can promote Dundalk and the rest of the county in the most positive light to visitors. Of course, if they are travelling on throughout the country, the Tourist Information Office also has the most up to date information on attractions and accommodation.
Combining the Tourist Office with the BIDS location has been a tremendous idea as it gives a further opportunity to promote local business and services.
The services the Tourist Office plays in assisting Tourists can not be under estimated and their work is vital if this town is to reach it’s tourist potential.”
Michael McCabe, Louth Local Authorities added that the re-opening of the Tourist Information Office at the Market Square is yet another part of an intensive plan to promote Louth as an accessible destination with much to recommend it.
“There have been major efforts to highlight Louth tourism. We have rebranded the county from a tourism point of view as Louth Land of Legends and Full of Life and had a successful launch of the website www.louthholidays.com earlier this year by Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism at the launch at the Holiday World Show in Dublin.
The absence of a Tourist Information Office in Dundalk has always been a concern, but we are delighted that thanks to the successful collaboration with Louth Local Authorities and Fáilte Ireland along with tremendous facilities provided by Dundalk BIDS that Dundalk now has a fully operational Tourist Office,open five days a week throughout the year.”