Monday, November 29, 2021

Funding of €450,000 has been provided for a number of Mayo outdoor recreation spaces.

The funding will be used for developing existing projects, as well as progressing new recreational infrastructure.  €200,000 has been allocated to support a new recreational trail at Towerhill Forest and improvements to the recreational offering at nearby Moorehall.  A further €200,000 has been allocated for an upgrade of pathways on both the Killala and Turlough Greenways providing greater accessibility.  In addition, €50,000 has been allocated to the Céide Fields to carry-out engineering and environmental reports for the Wild Atlantic Way Céide Coastal Path.

 The announcement has been welcomed locally.

This investment – a key part of Our Rural Future – will support rural economies and make Rural Ireland a more attractive destination for adventure tourism and €450,000 in funding for Mayo is a huge vote of confidence in the tourist potential and appeal of the county. Here in Mayo we know we have a product that is world-class in terms of the physical environment but also in terms of the hospitality industry here – this funding is about further enhancing that offering and making Mayo a must-see destination,” said Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary.

“It is great to see an additional €450,000 being allocated to Mayo under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.  The funding will allow for improvements to the recreational infrastructure of our county and progress the development of new projects,” said Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon.

Killala is among the areas to benefit from the funding.

 “I am pleased to see further projects in Mayo being funded under the Outdoor Recreation Scheme. This funding will again like previous funding enhance Mayo’s natural amenities and promote Mayo as a tourism adventure location,” added party colleague Deputy Michael Ring.

I am delighted to see that three fantastic outdoor projects in Mayo will receive funding under the scheme,” she stated,” said Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers.

Rural Ireland has so much to offer, we are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful Country. We must continue in invest heavily in our local towns, villages and amenities so we can future proof them for generations to come,” she added.

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