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New Kildare Tourism Strategy Vision for 2020 Launched by Tourism Minister

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon was pleased to welcome Minister of State with responsibility for Tourism Patrick O’Donovan to Kildare to launch the new strategy to grow Tourism in Kildare “A 2020 Vision” in conjunction with County Kildare Failte.

“Kildare has huge potential to grow and expand out […]

2017-05-17T11:17:36+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Bloodstock, Tourism|

Minister Coveney Confirms Curragh Forum as part of Redevelopment Announcement

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of Fine Gaels internal committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs has said that confirmation of a €65m redevelopment of the Curragh Racecourse is a huge boost for the entire Kildare region as well as being a vote of confidence for the critically important racing and […]

€29,000 Boost for Lullymore Heritage Park

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has described as a vote of confidence the award of funding of €29,000 from Failte Ireland to Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park.  The funding was confirmed this week as part of Failte Irelands “New Ideas in Ancient Spaces” Capital Grant […]

2016-10-23T07:20:07+00:00 September 11th, 2015|Press Release, Tourism|

Minister told Consultative Forum Needed for Curragh – Results of Survey Published

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has presented the results of his survey on the Curragh Plains to Minister for Defence and Agriculture Simon Coveney highlighting the need for a Consultative Forum with members drawn from the various stakeholders and users of the Curragh Plains.

“Respondents to my survey expressed a huge sense of […]

Potential for Kildare from new Tourism Initiative

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has this week said that the new Tourism initiative from Failte Ireland “Irelands Ancient East” provides a great opportunity for Kildare to showcase its rich heritage and many important sights. He was speaking following the launch of the initiative this […]

HEYDON seeks Views of Kildare Residents on the Curragh

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that he is seeking the views of those that use the Curragh to assist him in his discussions with State Departments on improvements that can be made to the operation and management of the Curragh Plains.

“The Curragh Plains are […]

Submissions sought on new Draft Tourism Policy

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) welcomed the Draft Tourism Policy (2014 to 2025) published this week by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar.


“The new policy sees a shift from focusing on overseas visitor numbers to concentrating on growing employment and Revenue from overseas. The central goal of […]

2014-07-11T17:54:10+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Press Release, Tourism|

Promoters Urged to strongly consider Punchestown offer to host Garth Brooks concerts

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement by Punchestown Racecourse that it would be available to host the two Garth Brooks concerts which have been turned down for a licence by Dublin City Council. The Kildare racecourse has said that it could accommodate the concerts at […]

2014-07-04T10:17:16+00:00 July 4th, 2014|Ballymore Eustace, Bloodstock, Business, Kilcullen, Press Release, Tourism|

0% Travel Tax will further boost Tourism Numbers

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has today (Monday) welcomed confirmation of a key Programme for Government commitment to cut the Travel Tax to 0%. The reduction will become effective from tomorrow April 1st and has been welcomed by Airlines and Tourism leaders.

Deputy Heydon was speaking from the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly meeting […]

2016-10-23T07:20:20+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Press Release, Tourism, Transport|

Seeds sown for Newbridge Grassroots Festival

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon has today (Friday) welcomed the launch of the Newbridge Grassroots Festival which is set to become an annual feature in the Newbridge social and economic calendar. The festival launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Curragh today is a follow up to the successful Newbridge 200 […]

2014-03-29T10:14:24+00:00 March 1st, 2013|Newbridge, Press Release, Tourism|