There was good news announced for Irish tourism today as the go ahead for Ireland’s first ever Center Parcs holiday resort has been finally approved.
The new resort in Ballymahon, Co Longford, will see the creation of 1,000 jobs, when it officially opens it’s doors in 2019. The new resort will also see the creation of 750 construction jobs from now until 2019.
The green light was finally granted after plans were sent to An Bord Pleanála after four objections were raised by people living locally to Newcastle Wood.
The news of the upcoming project was welcomed by Martin Dalby, Center Parcs chief executive, who said the resort will transform the area of the Midlands in tourism and economic terms.
“Since we announced our desire to bring the Center Parcs experience to Ireland last April, we have been overwhelmed by the positive support we have received at both local and national level and we are looking forward to forging ahead to bring our plans to fruition,” he said.