Cong is a victim of its success when it comes to tourism and its impact on local services, according to Fianna Fail councillor Damian Ryan.

The councillor called for additional resources to be provided by Mayo County Council to the internationally famous village during the summer months at yesterday’s monthly meeting of Claremorris Municipal District.

 Cllr Ryan told yesterday’s meeting that an issue arose over the Easter Weekend in the village of Cong where bins were left overflowing because resources, he said weren’t available to allocate staff to clear them.

He explained that an average of 600-700 people stop in Cong on a daily basis  - some for a few hours/ more stay in the village during the tourist season and that he argued requires additional local authority resources.

He asked that extra hours or additional services be provided to Cong for the busy summer season and received assurances from council management that it will happen.

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