Tenders Sought for Malin Head Visitor Management Plan

Tenders are to be sought for the development of a Visitor Management Plan for Malin Head, the most northerly point of Ireland.

The Visitor Management Plan will be a guide for the future development and management of Malin Head.  The development of the plan should include consultation with the local community and key stakeholders, to develop a compelling visitor experience in a sustainable way that will deliver benefits to the local community.

Donegal Now reports that Liam Ward, Director of Service with Donegal County Council said, “The Wild Atlantic Way has been a great success for Donegal and the Western Seaboard and it is all about promising the visitor a world class, sustainable and unmissable experience.

“The essence of the Wild Atlantic Way brand is one of ‘wildness’ of valuing what is natural and authentic along our coastline and of caring for our landscape, seascape and environment in a way that will protect and preserve it’s uniqueness for generations to come.

“Malin Head is a special place and is either the first or the last stop on the Wild Atlantic Way depending on the direction of travel. And although minor works to improve access, bus parking and toilet facilities are planned for 2017, other ongoing visitor management opportunities and challenges have been identified at Malin Head which points to the need for a Visitor Management Plan for the area.”

Tender documents will be available on etenders.gov.ie from Thursday, February 16.

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