Dallat in plea for Foyle Ferry Service
Thursday, 23 March 2017
A RE-ELECTED MLA has called on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to back the Foyle Ferry Service.
SDLP MLA John Dallat says that the service has the potential to fill many empty beds in hotels, guesthouses and B&B facilities on the Causeway Coast and generate much needed income for other outlets.
Said Mr Dallat: "The Foyle Ferry Service, which operated between Magilligan and Greencastle, is the key to ensuring international tourists travelling up the west coast continue their journey to the Giant's Causeway and the other tourist attractions which have been swelling visitor numbers.
“After last year, when the Ferry Service carried a remarkable number of cars and passengers in each direction, it is clear that a modest subvention is needed, at least in the short term, to ensure viability. That can happen if Donegal County Council and Causeway Coast and Glens Council work together to ensure it is viable.
“The increasing number of visitors coming to Malin Head after filming for 'Star Wars' has meant there is a lucrative tourist market to be exploited but that can only happen if the Ferry Service is operating on a continuous basis.
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