Independent Councillor, Seamie Moore has urged Kildare County Council to consider facilitating a theme park to attract more tourists to the county.
He believes that more people will stay overnight in Kildare and result in greater spin off for the local community. He said he was not suggesting something on the scale of Disney land but maybe something built around the legend of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the Curragh or Irish stories near the Curragh racecourse.
Speaking at the council meeting on Monday October 21, he said there was a lack of a major centre or facility which would entice tourists to stay in the county. “A lot of the visitors travel down from Dublin and they go back to Dublin to stay, because Kildare is so accessible,” he said.
Cllr. Suzanne Doyle said Tayto Park had been a phenomenal success.
Cllr. Richard Daly suggested a place with an equestrian theme.
Cllr Fiona O’Loughlin supported the idea and pointed out the success of the Lullymore Heritage Park and The Bog of Allen Centre.