€5.5m boost for city’s ‘Medieval Mile’

Kilkenny City is to benefit from a €5.5 million investment for the ‘Medieval Mile’ tourism project, it was announced this morning by Failte Ireland and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.

Kilkenny City is to benefit from a €5.5 million investment for the ‘Medieval Mile’ tourism project, it was announced this morning by Failte Ireland and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.

The Medieval Mile will stretch from Kilkenny Castle to St Canice’s Cathedral, with the first phase of the plan – three specific projects – set to come about from this funding. A museum at St Mary’s Church, a ‘Great Garden’ along the River Nore, and the upgrading of the visitor experience, are part of an overall €15-million scheme to make the city a “must-see” destination for overseas visitors to Ireland.

Mayor of Kilkenny Sean O’ hArgain has welcomed the announcement of funding as the next step in a major upgrade to improve the city’s tourism offering.

“This announcement is the culmination of decades of work in developing this city by the elected members of two very progressive councils, our officials and an excellent alliance of interests including the business and community and voluntary sectors who have in common our determination to continuously strive to make Kilkenny the best small city in which to live, to do business in or to visit,” he said.

For more, see tomorrow’s Kilkenny People.