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Posted: 23/03/2020

UPDATE: Public Consultation on the Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon

As a result of Covid-19, Waterways Ireland is changing our advice to those wishing to participate in the Public Consultation on the Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon and Environmental Report.

In preference, members of the public should review all the documents online and make their submission through the online survey https://www.waterwaysireland.org/about-us/public-consultations . The documents online include the Executive Summary, the draft Masterplan, the Environmental Report, AA Screen Report and Natura Impact Report. The baseline report can also be viewed online. The consultation will close on the 22 April 2020 at 4pm.

Should you wish to go to a location to review the documents before the closing date, please be aware that arrangements may change locally in response to Covid -19. We would ask members of the public to co-operate with public warnings in relation to Covid-19. Please check with the venue (list is on the webpage above) before travelling, to verify any change in public access arrangements & opening hours and remain vigilant in relation to social distancing.

The Public Consultation is the next stage in an 18 month process to create a definitive document to support the development of tourism along the Shannon corridor. Led by Waterways Ireland, with Fáilte Ireland, the Steering Group and Working groups have ensured the process has engaged representatives from Cavan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, Galway, Tipperary, Clare, Westmeath and Limerick County Councils.

Once the public consultation is complete, the submission will be reviewed and a final draft of the document will be issued.


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