Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan Monaghan, Brendan Smith has warmly welcomed the approval of the Shannon Pot and Cavan Burren Park project with a total investment value of €6.4 Million.
“This project will be a key tourism attraction, not just for Co Cavan, but for the Upper Shannon and border region and it will add considerably to the tourism product in our area. This is right in the heart of the UNESCO-recognised Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and the Cavan Burren.
The Cavan Monaghan TD continued: “Cavan County Council did excellent work in preparing this application. Councillor John Paul Feeley has strongly advocated for the development of such facilities, and I am very glad to have supported his work on this project.
The overall cost of the project is €6.4 million, with Cavan County Council providing €1.6 million of the cost and €4.8 million grant aid from Fáilte Ireland. This Discovery/Interpretative Centre will promote the history and culture and, notably, the importance of the River Shannon, our country’s longest river at 360 km.
Visitor displays, walking trails through the forest and a major viewing point will all dovetail very well with the amenities developed already as part of Cavan Burren Park.
These new facilities will be developed at this unique location, the source of the River Shannon, a river that is central to so much of our national tourism industry. Building on the natural attractions of the area under the shadow of the Cuilcagh Mountain will generate economic activity, business and much needed jobs”, concluded Deputy Brendan Smith.