SDLP councillor Sean Mooney has stated that the success of Derry’s Maritime Competition reveals the potential for utilising the town’s river.
Councillor Mooney was talking after the arrival of the Clipper Race fleet attracted enormous numbers of holiday makers to the town on the weekend forward of the pageant.
He known as for council to discover additional alternatives to get essentially the most out of being located on the banks of the River Foyle.
Stated Cllr Mooney: “There was an unimaginable buzz concerning the metropolis on the weekend with the arrival of the clipper fleet and enormous crowds gathering to welcome it on the banks of the River Foyle.
“The official launch of the Maritime Competition will even appeal to hundreds of holiday makers to our metropolis and has grow to be one of many highlights of the 12 months with individuals travelling from close to and much to benefit from the festivities.
“Our metropolis has a wealthy maritime historical past and I’m glad to see that we at the moment are capitalising on that with this pageant and a Maritime Museum set to open its doorways in 2025.
“However there are alternatives being missed to utilise this useful resource to its full potential so as to add to our metropolis’s tourism providing and to supply an enhanced expertise for everybody who lives in our metropolis.
“Work continues to be ongoing on the brand new pontoon at Prehen boathouse, with plans for a storehouse additionally given the go-ahead.
“I imagine we have to prioritise the redevelopment of the boathouse itself if we’re ever going to see Derry grow to be an actual vacation spot for water-based actions and sports activities which have proved vastly profitable elsewhere.
“From browsing, to scuba diving, canoeing and every little thing in between, there are not any finish to the probabilities of what we may do with our river and the related occasions and teams we may appeal to to this space in consequence.
“Since changing into a councillor I’ve made increasing this providing considered one of my objectives and I’ll proceed to work with council and different stakeholders till we use the river and its related assets to the utmost.”
Mooney: Maritime Competition reveals potential of River Foyle was final modified: July twentieth, 2022 by