The launch later in 2019 of the Burren Discovery Trail will lead to the development of key services for visitors to South Galway.
That’s according to Minister Ciaran Cannon who has said that one major opportunity would be the development of shuttle bus services that can take visitors to sites like Coole Park or Thoor Ballylee and into towns like Gort.
“I’m pleased to see that as part of the process of revamping of services at the Cliffs of Moher visitor site, a new shuttle bus service has been introduced during peak season which will operate 8 times daily from Ennistymon, Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna and Doolin to the iconic venue.
“This, of course, takes pressure off the parking facilities at the site but also ensures that visitors have an extra option when it comes to accessing the Cliffs and its facilities,” said the Minister.
He added that he believes it also represents a key opportunity to develop services that cater for all needs of visitors.
“Among these services, I would suggest, is the development of shuttle bus services, much like those for the Cliffs of Moher, which can take visitors who would like to travel in larger groups from points nearby on the Wild Atlantic Way to sites like Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee and into towns like Gort.
“Any initiative that help build on an area`s potential to the benefit of rural tourism and business would be well positioned to apply for support from funding streams like the LEADER programme and I urge tour operators in the county to consider the initiative,” added the East Galway TD.