Center Parcs Longford Forest has seriously ramped up preparations for the opening of its new Irish resort with the recent launch of a monster recruitment drive offering opportunity for up to 1000 employment positions. Construction of the resort is on schedule and the sense of anticipation is growing towards the opening of the latest and only planned Irish resort in the Center Parcs portfolio.
Plans for Longford Forest which is located in Ballymahon, County Longford include 460 self-catering lodges and 30 apartments, more than 100 indoor and outdoor family activities, all located around a massive Aquadome. The resort is located in a beautiful mature forest where weather has minimal impact on the visitor experience. The location in County Longford will deliver a much needed tourism boost to the Midlands of Ireland and is expected to have a transformative effect on the midlands economy.
The authorities in County Longford have been working in partnership with Center Parcs since they identified the County as the perfect location for an Irish resort. Longford’s central location in the heart of Ireland opens up market access to all corners of Ireland including Northern Ireland and is a perfect hub from which to base an Irish operation. According to Chief Executive with Longford County Council, Paddy Mahon, the advantages of setting up operation in Longford are obvious. It has a much lower cost base than the East Coast, development land and enterprise units are readily available and Longford Local Authority has the flexible and responsive approach that business people look for in making location or investment decisions. He added that the experience of working with Center Parcs has been a most positive one where the full range of local authority services have being made available to the Center Parcs team to ensure that the project moves smoothly through the different development stages.
County Longford will now become a tourism destination in its own right and this will be helped by the inclusion of County Longford in the new Failte Ireland tourism brand , Hidden Heartlands that will promote the hidden beauty of the Midlands as an activity based and slow tourism destination. According to Paddy Mahon, Longford is viewed as a real pro-business county and there is a renewed sense of confidence based around recent achievement in attracting the likes of Center Parcs. Anyone looking for information on County Longford should contact Michael Nevin, Head of Enterprise at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paddy Mahon at email@example.com. Those interested in applying for positions with Center Parcs Longford Forest are advised to register for job alerts in their chosen field on the www.centerparcscareers.ie website.