Ramelton and its people need a voice which will fight for the town and deliver for its Heritage Town status, local election candidate Eimer Friel has said.
Ramelton is one of five designated heritage towns in County Donegal.
However, Eimer Friel says the full potential for the town and for the wider area isn’t being realised and wants Donegal County Council to invest more money in the area.
“Ramelton is a stunningly beautiful town and I have said recently that if the Mall was in west Cork or south Kerry it would be tripping with tourists,” said the Fine Gael candidate.
“The built heritage of Ramelton needs more TLC and if I’m fortunate enough to be returned as a councillor for the area next month, it is one of my priorities, to work to secure more investment in the town.
“Ramelton is a thriving community with excellent work being done by so many voluntary local groups including everyone involved at the Town Hall and the community centre. There is a unique community spirit.
“However I believe the town can benefit from an enhanced tourism message. Ramelton is the gateway to Fanad and Rossguil, but it is also a destination town in its own right. The built heritage of the town makes it unique and I believe that can be harnessed for the benefit of the town and the wider region.”
Friel praised the work of local Donegal builders who are currently renovating property at the quay, restoring the original brickwork whilst creating two modern new homes within.
“It is small steps like this which will add to the vibrancy of Ramelton,” she said.
“I believe the pride in the town deserves more recognition and a county councillor willing to fight for that.”