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Discussions have taken place on tourism potential for area of Cavan where three provinces meet

Mar 24, 2021 17:16 By News Northern Sound
Discussions have taken place on tourism potential for area of Cavan where three provinces meet
The point where Cavan, Leitrim and Longford meet (Photo: Google Maps)
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Discussions have taken place to see if there's tourism potential for where the three provinces meet. The idea was proposed by a Cavan councillor

Discussions have taken place to see if there's tourism potential for where the three provinces meet.

The idea was proposed by a Cavan councillor as a way to bring visitors to Arva, and bordering towns in Leitrim and Longford.

Ballinagh Councillor Winston Bennett says the area in Cavan, where Ulster, Leinster and Connaught meet should be promoted as a tourism attraction.

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He told Cavan County Council this month that the area around Arva is unique in being the only place three counties meet on land, as well as being the meeting point of three provinces.

Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound, he said the area is already popular with anglers but there should be more investment in the area.

Cavan County Council has confirmed that the tourism sections of the three local authorities have met on the issue.

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However, it was made clear that the process is at an exploratory stage, with issues on land access, concept, and marketing to be considered.

Fáilte Ireland meanwhile says it is developing Regional Tourism Plans for Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, but gave no indication of whether that included for where the three provinces meet.

In a statement to Shannonside Northern Sound, a spokesperson for the tourism board said it wants Cavan to benefit as much as possible from tourism and is therefore served by two brands - "Ireland's Hidden Heartlands" and "Ireland's Ancient East" - highlighting the differing cultural experiences on the west and east borders of the county.

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It added that the two brands offer the county the best opportunity to grow its economic return and bring more tourism to the varied landscape.

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