The success of the Irish Open in bringing in people to South Down area should be built upon Sinn Fein MLA Caitriona Ruane has said. “I would congratulate the organisers of the Irish Open for ing the Royal County Down course at Newcastle for this year’s tournament,” said Ms Rouane. “Already we have seen the interest in the Irish Open with large crowds attending the first few days and the event having sold out over the weekend. However we cannot allow this event to pass us without building on the potential that it presents for the entire South Down area,” she continued. “South Down has many attractions from the St Patrick’s trail to its natural assets of unspoilt beaches and the Mourne Mountains. I will be looking for the Minister for Enterprise Jonathan Bell local councils and businesses to help develop a strategy that maximizes the opportunity by creating a major promotion campaign over the next few weeks,” she added.
2nd June 2015