Limerick rural recreational projects receive support funding

first_imgWhatsApp TAGSlimerickrural recreational projects Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Funding has been given for maintenance of walks along the River Shannon at Castleconnell15 RURAL Limerick projects are amongst the 200 approved for funding by the department of rural and community development this week.A number of walks, loops and trails throughout the county have been approved by Minister Michael Ring as part of an €11m support hand out given to recreation projects.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 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.With a maximum grant of €10,000 for projects under measure 1 of the scheme, the projects include;River Walk at Templeathea, Templeathea, Athea €10,000Mullaghareirk/Broadford Ashford walking trails, Broadford Ashford €10,000Attycran Loop, Kilbehenny €9,500Promotion of trail infrastructure in the Ballyhoura region, Ballyhoura €8,000Shannon Estuary drive, Ballysteen Pier €10,000Clare Glens Loop Walk, Murroe €8,500Darby’s Bed Loop Walk, Galbally €8,000Doon Convent Farm Walk, Doon €7,532Glin Heritage Walking Trails, Glin €10,000Kilflinane – Slievereagh Loop, Kilflinane €8,000Knockfierna Famine Memorial Walks, Knockfierna Hill €10,000Manor Fields, Adare €10,000Moor Abbey Loop Galbally, Galbally €8,000Castleconnell Walk, Castleconnell €7,738Marketing and Publicity of outdoor recreation amenities, facilities and activities in Limerick Co Limerick €10,000.“Recreational tourism is a growing sector in Ireland’s tourism offering, and we have seen an increase in the number of Irish and overseas visitors enjoying the many greenways, blueways and walking trails which have been developed around the country in recent years.In total, €11.4 million has been given to to 219 projects.Limerick senator Marie Byrne said “Aside from the obvious tourism benefits, it’s also hugely important that we maintain and develop our outdoor infrastructure to encourage everyone to keep fit and live a healthy active lifestyle.“Eighty per cent of each project is funded by the Government grant, with Limerick City and County Council making up the difference.”See more local news here Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print NewsCommunityLimerick rural recreational projects receive support fundingBy Staff Reporter – July 31, 2017 1215 center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleMungret St Pauls Win Exciting Back and Forth Game Against DoonNext articleMungret Music Festival Returns for Second Year in a Row Staff Reporter Email Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more