Laois projects to benefit from Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme
173 projects across the country to benefit under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme
Funding to develop country’s trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., today (Monday, January 18th) announced almost €3.2 million in funding for 173 projects under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.
The scheme provides funding for the development, promotion and maintenance of outdoor amenities such as trails, walkways, cycleways, and blueways.
The funding announced today, under Measure 1 of the Scheme, will support small-scale local projects with funding of up to €20,000 each.
It is being announced in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, who are co-funding the projects with the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Announcing the funding, Minister Humphreys said:
“I am delighted to support the continued development and enhancement of outdoor recreation infrastructure through the allocation of almost €3.2 million for 173 projects across the country, with a particular focus on rural areas. These facilities will represent a tremendous long-term asset for rural communities and visitors alike into the future.
“I want to acknowledge the support of our partners, Fáilte Ireland, who are once again co-funding the successful projects under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.”
The Laois projects to benefit include:
Laois Tourism and Recreation Signage Upgrade Programme
(Phase 1) Upgrade and replacement of signage Countywide €20,000.00
Corrigmeal Woodland Trail –
Phase 2 Upgrade of trail and enhancement Dysart, Portlaoise €16,695.00
Killeshin Reservoir Trail
Extension Development of existing trail Killeshin Village €19,800.00
Mapboard installation at
Outdoor Recreation facilities
throughout County Countywide trail promotion Countywide €17,206.00
Slieve Bloom Way & Ancillary
Loops Maintenance and enhancement works Slieve Blooms €11,800.00
Borris in Ossory Walking Trail Upgrade of existing trail Borris in Ossory €19,634.00
Conoboro Walking Trail Signage and promotion Rathdowney €17,910.00
Laois Partnership Abbeyleix Bog Walks
Repair/replacement of trail bog bridge
and resurfacing of the trails Abbeyleix €18,000.00