The Mayor of Carrickmacross, Matt Carthy, has contended that the provision of a facility which will allow for the safe overnight parking of Camper Vans will help boost tourism in the South Monaghan Town.
Cllr. Carthy has said that he was extremely pleased that the members of Carrickmacross Town Council had agreed with his proposal that officials be asked to identify a site for such a facility and that they aim to have it in place in time for next Summer. Cllr. Carthy said that the idea for his proposal arose from a discussion at a previous meeting of the Carrickmacross-Carhaix Twinning Committee.
Speaking this week Cllr. Carthy said: “Camper Van ownership has increased substantially in Ireland over recent years. Many Camper Van owners take short, impromptu weekend trips. What they seek is a safe place to park with the provision of water, electricity and waste water facilities. I believe we can provide that in Carrickmacross and that in turn local businesses will benefit from the resulting visitors.
“I have been very pleased with the positive approach to this idea from other councillors and the council officials who have said they are very willing to explore this idea. I have asked that a small Camper-Van facility ‘Aire’ be put in place at a location which will allow for expansion in future years if proven successful.
“I think it is ideas like this that will help improve tourism numbers to County Monaghan” Cllr. Carthy concluded.