Donegal County Council is to be asked to recognise the tourism potential of Drumboe Woods in Stranorlar.
Councillor Liam Doherty said the full potential of the forest is not currently being realised and says that the site has the making of a major tourist attraction for the Finn Valley Area.
“I have decided to raise a motion with the Council in which I am calling on the body to recognise Drumboe as an amenity which has huge potential with regards to tourism and leisure activities – something which would greatly add to the area’s current offering for visitors and locals alike.”
“Drumboe Woods is a fantastic location and the people of the Finn Valley are very proud of it and, like me, they too see the opportunity to develop and promote the site further.”
Councillor Doherty said he wants to initiate a public consultation process whereby a plan can be devised, with the assistance of the local community, for future regeneration and development of the area, something which ultimately would pave the way for a County tourism project right here in the heart of the Finn Valley.
“Drumboe Woods is a real gem, and Sinn Féin has long advocated for the site to remain as a natural amenity and recreational facility – a place which enhances the charm of the local area.”
“In fact, a number of years ago when the Council was considering proposals to have the forest rezoned in order to allow for residential housing on the site, Pearse Doherty who was then a Senator, strongly opposed this move, as he believed that Drumboe was a place of real beauty and serenity and needed to be kept as such.”
“I too believe that the woods should not be ruined by destructive development, but rather that the location is further enhanced and developed responsibly as a natural recreational spot.”
“It’s my great desire to see Drumboe remain a place for everyone to freely enjoy and one which continues to benefit the entire community both now and well into the future.”Tags: