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Cork County Receives Funding From 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Cork County Receives Funding From 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Cork County Council has been notified of funding for a number of projects under the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme in recent day by the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Scheme provides for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and the maintenance, enhancement and promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure.

In North Cork, Mallow’s Sli Na Slainte 3.4km loop walk is to receive minor repair works and improved signage while the Killavullen Loop Upgrade, Ballard Waterfall Trail Upgrade & Blackwater Way will all receive marketing assistance.

Within the county, a total of 12 projects have received funding of up to €10,000 each which will involve Cork County Council working with local communities to enhance local amenities, demonstrating the strong working relationship between the Council and local groups. In addition to these projects, €1 million has been awarded to the Cork Harbour Greenway project where it is proposed to extend existing greenway facilities by commencing the development of a link that will connect Glenbrook to Carrigaline to provide for a harbour-long greenway.

Commenting on the announcement today, Cllr. Declan Hurley, Mayor of the County of Cork, welcomed the funding award, noting the positive contribution that investment in such amenities makes to local communities as well as to the tourism potential of the county.

“Securing funding of € 1 million for the Cork Harbour Greenway project is a significant step towards the development of the link that will connect the greenway paths between Carrigaline and Crosshaven and between Passage West and the City for the benefit of local communities, wider Metropolitan Cork and visitors to the county.”

List of Projects in Cork which received funding under 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

Name of Project

Location of Project

Amount Approved

     

Cork Harbour Greenway Extension

Cork Harbour

€1,000,000

Whitegate Trails

Whitegate

€10,000

The Clare O’Leary Walk

Bandon

€8,000

Blarney Walking Trails

Blarney

€8,500

Carrignavar

Carrignavar

€10,000

Carrigtwohill Community Park

Carrigtwohill

€5,000

Killavullen Loop Upgrade, Ballard Waterfall Trail Upgrade, Blackwater Way Marketing

Killavullen, Kilworth, Avondhu

€9,520

John O’Callaghan Park

Glanmire

€10,000

Harper’s Island

Glounthaune

€10,000

Macroom Town Park

Macroom

€10,000

Minor Upgrade Works & Improved Signage on Mallow Slí na Slainte Walk

Mallow Town

€8,500

Claycastle Beach

Youghal

€10,000

Sli Gaeltacht Mhuscrai

Kealkill to Guagan

€10,000