More tourist trail signs needed for Athy

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Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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paula@leinsterleader.ie

More tourist trail signs needed for Athy

Tourist signs to show what Athy has to offer such as the Shackleton museum are needed

The lack of tourist trail signage for Athy on main roads was raised at this month’s municipal district meeting which was held earliler today.

Chair Aoife Breslin tabled a motion that the council call on  Transport Infrastructure Ireland to ereft adequate signage indicating the tourism and heritage attractions in Athy and surrounding areas on the M9 and N78 junction.

It was agreed that Athy has a lot to offer the visitor in terms of tourism and hertiage and the product needs to be improved to showcase all that is on offer.

“Tourism is very important for Athy,” said Cllr Aoife Breslin. “We have spoken about this before. We need to put a plan together.”

The new town manager for Athy Niall Morrisey agreed adding that areas such as Emily Square and the Shackelton school and Museum could all be advertised on the signage.

“We have a lot to offer,” he said adding that the motorway signage should reflect this.

“I’ll take it up with the relevant bodies.”