Festivals boost trade

LOUTH Local Authorities is urging people to support local festivals and tourism. Nessa McCartan of the authorities Business Support Unit said the Táin March, the Táin Walking Festival, Poc Fada, Carlingford Oyster Festival, the Annagassan Viking Festival and the Louth Expo at the County Show, were just some of the summer events that boosted local business.

LOUTH Local Authorities is urging people to support local festivals and tourism. Nessa McCartan of the authorities Business Support Unit said the Táin March, the Táin Walking Festival, Poc Fada, Carlingford Oyster Festival, the Annagassan Viking Festival and the Louth Expo at the County Show, were just some of the summer events that boosted local business.

“Louth Local Authorities is spending more on supporting local tourism,” Ms McCartan said.

“We are involved in all aspects of tourism, especially the work of the Louth Tourism and Heritage Forum.

“We are also working closely with Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, the Heritage Council, and the Office of Public Works to develop our tourism projects.

“That’s quite apart from the work and investment we carry out every year with the local authority’s own amenities like our beaches, rivers, walking and cycling trails.

“We are also spending a substantial amount on our towns and villages and litter control.

“Next month we will have our first ever stand at the National Ploughing Championships.”

Ms McCartan also said that next year, Louth Local Authorities will take part in the Holiday World Show exhibitions in Dublin and Belfast.

“We are determined to develop tourism in the county,” she said.

For details on upcoming festivals visit www.louthholidays.com