Latest Laois News: Laois gets €270K for Slieve Bloom Outdoor Amenities
€270,000 for Slieve Bloom Outdoor Amenities – Fleming
Sean Fleming T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance welcomed the announcement of funding of €270,000 for the Slieve Bloom Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.
This funding will support the expansion of outdoor amenities including the bike trail which will benefit local communities and visitors alike.
This funding is for the project “Destination Slieve Bloom” which is for the development and implementation of signage, orientation and an interpretation strategy in the area. This will help develop an integretated approach by all involved in the partnership for the Slieve Bloom development area.
This funding will contribute to supporting healthy active lifestyles and build on the tourism potential of the area and will have major spin-off economic benefits locally.
Minister of State, Sean Fleming T.D. has called on Laois County Council and Bord Failte to work closely together to ensure that a substantial proposal is submitted for further funding, which will be available under this scheme.
“I welcome the substantial progress being made on the Offaly side of the Slieve Blooms. It is vital that County Laois steps up to the plate with proposals to develop this great outdoor recreation facility to ensure both counties benefit equally under this Oudoor Recreation and Tourism Scheme.”