The Taoiseach, Leo Vradkar TD, has officially marked the completion of the Center Parcs resort in Longford. The €233million development creates a year round tourism venue in the midlands. The project has been completed on time, and the resort will welcome the first guests in a few weeks time.
Speaking at the ceremony to mark completion of the venue, the Taoiseach said Center Parcs will have a positive impact on the region.” This huge tourism development has the potential to be a game changer for the Midlands. It will bring unprecedented numbers of tourists to this beautiful part of the country and the €233 million investment which has been made by the company in Longford is almost certainly the largest in the county’s history.The creation of 1,000 new jobs will have a positive impact across the region.”
During construction Center Parcs created over 750 jobs. As it now enters the operational phase, a further 1,000 permanent Center Parcs jobs have been created in County Longford. The resort will provide a €32m annual boost to Ireland’s economy.