Carlow a 'key player' in the Ireland's Ancient East tourism experience brand

A development grant of €48,000 was awarded to Duckett's Grove Historic House and Garden Park earlier this year

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With greater investment Carlow grow visitor numbers and associated revenue and support employment, the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has said. 

Deputy Brendan Griffin added: "Carlow is a key player in the Ireland's Ancient East tourism experience brand with a wealth of experiences, culture and heritage available across the whole county, all year round."

The Duckett's Grove grant of almost €50,000 is designed to improve the quality of physical interpretation at the site through a range of innovative resources including audio guides, video and interactive technology.

"I am confident that such investment in attractions and further alignment and promotion of the county's overall tourism offering with the Ireland's Ancient East experience brand will enhance its appeal, grow visitor numbers and associated revenue and support employment," he said. 

The Minister was responding to questions from Carlow TD, Pat Deering, regarding his views around Carlow's tourism potential. 

"Development of the tourism industry in our regions is an operational matter for Fáilte Ireland and I have asked Fáilte Ireland them to provide the Deputy with further information on Carlow's tourism potential," the Minister added.