Local Action Group project showcases the Causeway Coast and Glens

Local Action Group project showcases the Causeway Coast and Glens

Thu, November 29, 2018

Causeway Coast and Glens Local Action Group (LAG) has hosted visitors from Finland, Estonia and Latvia as part of its Rural Development Co-Operation Scheme.

Participants on the trip are engaged in a joint scheme to deliver improved access to local beaches while protecting dune system and habitats in their respective countries.

Guests enjoyed a visit to beaches in Ballycastle, Bushfoot, Castlerock and Benone where Council Officers explained ongoing work to help protect the coastline and dune systems while making the areas more accessible for everyone. There was also an opportunity to enjoy some of the tourism sights and attractions across the Causeway Coast and Glens including the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Manannan Mac Lir and Mussenden Temple.

Anthony McGarvey, Chairperson of the Causeway Coast & Glens LAG said: "This was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the very best of our rural areas to our project partners. They were greatly impressed with the quality of local produce, the hospitality they experienced and with the amazing scenery and beaches our area has to offer. I have no doubt that those who took part will share their positive experience with family and friends and that they will be inspired to return again.

“This was a very worthwhile experience for the LAG and it is hoped that this glimpse into what the Causeway Coast and Glens has to offer will encourage more visitors to our Borough in the months and years to come.”

For further information about Rural Development Opportunities or the work of the Local Action Group ring 028 7034 7016 or email