Shannon Heritage are to receive €2m less funding than what had been sought and announced to keep Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John’s Castle open till the end of the year.
Shannon Group have insisted ‘an extensive marketing campaign’ was undertaken to entice domestic visitors to Mid-West attractions operated by Shannon…
Government funding has been allocated to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John’s Castle to ensure they will remain open for the remainder of 2020.
President Michael D. Higgins has been contacted in a last-ditch attempt to keep Shannon Heritage operated sites in the Mid-West open beyond August 31st continues.
€6.4m is now being sought by Shannon Group in State aid to keep Bunratty Castle & Folk Park plus King John’s Castle open until June of next year.
Leadership is needed to ensure one of the county’s most visited tourist sites does not close this month.
Visitor numbers to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John’s Castle have witnessed “a collapse” during the month of July, Shannon Group have stated.
Shannon Group has defended the amount of meetings held by its Board despite criticism not enough has been done to keep sites operated by Shannon Heritage open beyond August.
Multi-million euro support is required from the Irish Government to allow for Shannon Heritage sites to stay open beyond August 31st.
Shannon Heritage workers have been “left in limbo” as continuous pressure mounts on the management of Shannon Group to extend the planned opening period for its Mid-West attractions this year.