Lack of accommodation proves challenge for major tourist attraction

The manager of a major tourist attraction in the North West says the lack of available accommodation in parts the local region will prevent it from achieving it’s full tourism potential.


Sean Delaney is the manager of the Rainbow Ballroom of romance in Glenfarne.


The popular tourist location has returned to normal trading this summer after being badly disrupted by the Covid restrictions in recent years.


Speaking to ocean FM news the rainbow centre manager says the shortage of local accommodation is hampering their ambition and potential for attracting visitors to the centre.


He says plans to establish a local festival had to be shelved due to issues over accommodation:

The manager of Glenfarne’s landmark tourist attraction says confidence among consumers is on the increase when it comes to the numbers attending social dancing in the centre.


He also predicts that numbers visiting the museum in the Ballroom will also increase this year but warned that the retion of the 9% hospitality rate will be key in continuing to attract tourists to the counties of Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal