€2.4m approved for maritime tourism project
DONEGAL County Council
has secured €2.4 million for a new historical
maritime tourism project.
The Interreg Atlantic Area Monitoring Committee
announced that they have approved 27 new projects.
Among those new projects, TIDES (or Atlantic Network
for Developing Historical Maritime Tourism) was
allocated a budget of €2.4 million to develop new
types of historical maritime tourist packages, using
digital transformation technologies to link cultural
attractions on Europe’s Atlantic.
Donegal County Councillor and Vice Chairperson of
the ERNACT EEIG Board of Management, Rena Donaghey,
says: “this will help us to utilise Donegal’s
excellent maritime history and heritage, exemplified
by the dedicated museums at Dunree, Greencastle and
Killybegs, to create new visitor attractions that
use digital technologies such virtual reality”.
Pictured (L-R): Councillor Hugh
Hastings (Derry City & Strabane District),
Councillor Rena Donaghey (Donegal County Council),
Colm Mc Colgan (ERNACT General Manager).
Commencing in January
2019, ERNACT will lead 7 partners from Ireland,
United Kingdom, France, Spain and Portugal in this
3-year project to create sustainable and authentic
tourism offerings, based on their shared maritime
culture. The project will help address regional
challenges in the fields of innovation and
competitiveness, resource efficiency, territorial
risks and biodiversity.
To learn more about the TIDES project, please visit