Fianna Fail Councillor James Byrne.
It was confirmed at the September meeting of Louth County Council yesterday that Louth will finally be represented on the Board of Boyne Valley Tourism.
This follows a call and months of pressure from Councillor James Byrne to ensure Louth has a say in developing a tourism strategy for the whole of the Boyne Valley, including Drogheda.
“Boyne Valley Tourism was set up by Meath County Council to develop tourism in the Boyne Valley but, as we know, the Boyne Valley stretches into Louth too!” Cllr. Byrne said, adding that he felt that in the interests of fairness Drogheda should be represented on the Board.
“There has been a collaborative approach taken by Meath County Council with Louth County Council, Failte Ireland and others. However, we need to utilise every means possible to put Drogheda firmly on the tourism map. It is very much part of the Boyne Valley with official Fáilte Ireland Destination Town status.
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“I want to thank both County Councils for their efforts behind the scenes in making my proposal a reality” Byrne said.
“I know whoever represents the town on the Board of Boyne Valley tourism will make sure Drogheda has an important role to play in attracting tourists to the region.”