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.
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan (GP) has confirmed his Department is heading up a review on the operations of Shannon Group and that he believes the body is best placed to continue its operations.
Rose Hynes’ tenure as Chairperson of Shannon Group has concluded with US based Kathryn O’Leary Higgins also departing the Board.
Shannon Group have insisted ‘an extensive marketing campaign’ was undertaken to entice domestic visitors to Mid-West attractions operated by Shannon…
*Photograph: Joe Buckley Bunratty Castle & Folk Park staff have claimed figures from Shannon Group management don’t add up when…
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.