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18/10/2021

Carlow not included in €8m additional funding pot for greenways and walking trails

Eighteen projects received funding

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Carlow is no not included in an €8m funding pot for greenways and walking trails announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring.

He approved funding for over €8m in funding for 18 strategic projects under the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

Projects being supported as part of the announcement include:

·         A walking/cycle track on a disused railway line between Clifden and Oughterard, Galway

·         A new cycle corridor from Lough Key Forest Park to the town of Boyle, Roscommon

·         A coastal walking route from Youghal Town Centre to Red Barn in Cork

·         The development an 18 acre municipal park in Killeens, Wexford

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and the maintenance, enhancement and promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in Ireland.

The grants being announced will support a mix of large scale repair and upgrade measures and new strategic trail development measures, with grants of up to €500,000 each under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

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