Makeover For South Armagh

A South Armagh resident vented his frustration at the lack of tourism and the state of the roads and countryside in South Armagh.

Whilst local MLAs Mickey Brady and Danny Kennedy agreed that the full potential of the natural beauty of South Armagh was not being realised, they believed that there was great enthusiasm for improving the region. The MLAs highlighted for praise the work of RoSA (Regeneration of South Armagh – a rural support network set up by residents) and the Newry and Mourne district council.

Mr Brady contended that there was a dedicated regeneration project underway ‘fuelled by local people’ while Mr Kennedy conceded that it was financially unrealistic to fix every pothole with the large number of minor roads in the area.

Should it be left to the local people of a community to redevelop an area? Is there too much apathy regards improving tourism in more rural areas?

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