Body drives motorway business

Pictured at the meeting of the recent Burren Lowlands group in Gort were (back) Colm Rogers, Karen O'Neill, Deirdre Holmes, Francis Walsh, Teresa Mannion, Ed Somerville, Sean O'Donovan. Front: Rena McAllen, Fiona O'Driscoll (Chairperson), Helen Fallon, Sr. de Lourdes Fahy and Teresa Butler (Project Manager). Photo: Mary Ford Flaherty.
Pictured at the meeting of the recent Burren Lowlands group in Gort were (back) Colm Rogers, Karen O'Neill, Deirdre Holmes, Francis Walsh, Teresa Mannion, Ed Somerville, Sean O'Donovan. Front: Rena McAllen, Fiona O'Driscoll (Chairperson), Helen Fallon, Sr. de Lourdes Fahy and Teresa Butler (Project Manager). Photo: Mary Ford Flaherty.

Steps are underway to develop the town of Gort into a motorway stop-off point – after local claims that Oranmore, Clarinbridge and Kilcolgan, as well as Gort itself, have suffered since the opening of the new route.

Now, the Burren Lowlands group, who promote investment in the South Galway and North Clare areas, are driving a new initiative to promote Gort as a motorway service town.

Project Manager with Burren Lowlands Teresa Butler told The Connacht Tribune that the group has brought a new beginning and opportunity for growth to the region since it was set up a few years ago by a small group of local volunteers.

She said that one of the main aims of the group is to promote the Gort Renewal Scheme in developing and marketing the town as a motorway service alternative, with a new town logo being launched.

Ms Butler, who was speaking at the AGM of Burren Lowlands, said that the group were busy in developing holiday packages and walking routes in an effort to bring more tourists to the region.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.