Cunningham welcomes Moyle’s inclusion in the International Appalachian Trail

13 05 2012


Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has welcomed plans to include Ballycastle and Moyle to the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) – an extension of the world renowned and globally popular walking route, the Appalachian Trail.

The proposed link will see the Irish section of the international trail start at the spectacular coastal cliffs of Slieve League in County Donegal and working its way through to Moyle and Ballycastle and the stunning Antrim coast.
“Research by Fáilte Ireland shows walking is likely to be the number one activity to attract visitors to Ireland over the next five years.”
“I am delighted to support the extension of the IAT to Moyle. It will help position Moyle as a top walking destination and it is a fantastic marketing opportunity to position ourselves as the centre of a fantastic walking trail.”

Councillor Cunningham continued –

“It is important that Moyle Council proactively continue to invest in the infrastructure required to position and maintain Moyle as a world class destination for walkers, so that domestic holidaymakers and overseas visitors, are able to enjoy our wide range of walking paths, beaches and trails.”


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