Hogan highlights growth areas for Kilkenny
On the subject of food and tourism, the minister emphasised that while Kilkenny has a strong reputation as a food and tourism destination, “we cannot stand still” and this is the time to take that reputation a step further. Developing Kilkenny in this sector requires well planned and iconic projects in the city, centred on the river Nore and the city’s many medieval locations.
Retail regeneration is also something that could give a boost to the city, as “we now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the availability of the brewery site and the old mart site,” according to the minister. These sites, he said “would be ideal locations for new international brands to bring back customers that Kilkenny have lost to other regional centres.”
Posted on September 21, 2012, in Local politics and tagged Galway GAA, Hogan, Ireland, Kilkenny, Kilkenny city, Kilkenny GAA, Kilkenny People, Phil Hogan, Travel and Tourism. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.