11 Aug 2022

Need to promote our past more to bring more visitors

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor,

I’ve just read the excellent article on Knockroe Passage Tomb by Sean Keane. Having just returned from a trip to Brittany in France I’m very interested in all things Neolithic. It’s a pity that the OPW / Council don’t make more of these features. The tourism bodies try to promote Ireland for ‘vibrant shopping’ etc instead of publicising what does exist here. Carnac in Brittany is inundated with visitors looking for Neolithic remains. In fact they have had to fence the alignments off from visitors to preserve the topsoil. Kilkenny and other counties could reach the same audience with a bit of imagination on the part of Failte Ireland et al.

Yours etc.,

James Burke,



Co. Kilkenny

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