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Sinn Féin's John Feely is calling on support and development of a series of heritage trails in Fermanagh South Tyrone.
Published: 22 April, 2016
Sinn Féin Assembly candidate for Fermanagh South Tyrone, John Feely, has said that he will lobby for development and support of a series of heritage trails throughout the Fermanagh South Tyrone area in the next Assembly.
Speaking from Belleek, Mr Feely said,
"I am calling for the development and support of these trails which will encompass all of the sights of ecclesiastical, historical, and architectural importance including vernacular buildings and flora and fauna which are abundant throughout the region.
"To date much of the development of the tourism industry has been somewhat Belfast-centric and that development has neglected Fermanagh South Tyrone as a major tourist destination.
"Of course our beautiful lakes, hills and glens are natural attractions and we have a UNESCO designated Global Geopark straddling the counties Fermanagh and Cavan but we could be developing the tourism potential further with initiatives like these heritage trails.
"We are a stone throw away from the Wild Atlantic Way and I, along with my Sinn Féin party colleagues, will seek to ensure that the tremendous numbers of tourists travelling the route are aware of what we have to offer here, on their doorstep.
"The development of these heritage trails would certainly enhance our natural attractions and I look forward to working towards this in the next Assembly mandate."
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