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Dublin Mountains might be getting a restaurant

… and a few other upgrades to attract tourists.

SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY Council is looking into how to improve the tourism potential of the Dublin Mountains.

It has awarded a contract to Paul Keogh Architects for the development of a feasibility study and so-called masterplan for a proposed flagship tourism-related facility.

“The rivers, parks and mountains of the county play an important role in attracting visitors to the region and a facility in the Dublin Mountains has the potential to act as a flagship destination for tourists and a great amenity for Dubliners too,” Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of SDCC, said.

The study will examine the requirements for facilities and services required by visitors including the interpretation of the history and heritage of the locality, a possible food offering, reservation and booking opportunities, along with reception and orientation facilities.

The Dublin Mountains Way was recently included in an international travel guide setting out the 1,001 most scenic walks in the world.

Fáilte Ireland’s Destination Dublin report by the Grow Dublin Taskforce, launched in January 2014, outlined a series of actions to develop tourism in Dublin.

It is expected that a final project plan and report will be made available to the Council by mid-December 2015.

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