In Reply to: re: Allergan agrees to Takeover posted by Pub Talk on November 21, 2014 at 21:41:52:
Re Tourism investment in Westport
Westport businesses have themselves substantially invested in local tourism e.g.
1 Westport developed the concept of SeaAngling Festivals c 1954 at a time when there was little interest in that concept. At the request of Bord Fáilte that template was supplied to other centres, BFÉ found it easy to work with such enterprising people, which in turn led to other projects such as 18 Hole Golf course, sailing centres, hotel and other accommodation, and in recent times the Wpt-Achill Greenway.
The State has been happy to support such projects as they provide a good return to the communiry.
I accept that other towns have also generated or attracted tourism investment, but so far in this county Westport is the leading tourism centre