Drogheda based Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has received a welcome update from Failte Ireland confirming that site works on the much anticipated €500k Destination Town Plan for Drogheda are due to commence in early May and be completed by September of this year.
O’Dowd said “We have seen delays across so many projects nationally during the pandemic so I’m delighted that we now have a commencement date for this much needed investment in Drogheda’s very own Destination Plan.
“Failte Ireland also confirmed to me that the Wayfinding Signage concepts have been agreed and the tender submissions for a contractor to manufacture and install the wayfinding concepts are currently with Louth County Council.
“At a recent meeting with Failte Ireland we discussed how this plan will integrate and compliment the €672k Streetscape funding approved in September which will develop a number of landmark buildings and structures in Drogheda and develop our visitor experience.
“The Destination Town Initiative is part of the National Tourism Development Authority’s work to drive a better regional spread of overseas and domestic visitors and spend. In Drogheda it will help the town attract much needed tourism and link our magnificent historic landmarks in a more focused way.
“I want to also acknowledge the work of the “LOVE Drogheda” team who have been working with Failte Ireland and Louth County Council to make Drogheda a more attractive destination for business and tourism.
“I’m looking forward to the Destination Town plan bringing much needed income from tourism and trade into our historic town centre.”
Fergus O’Dowd TD