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Over €400k in Funding to Enhance Outdoor Amenities in Cork County

Over €400k in Funding to Enhance Outdoor Amenities in Cork County

Funding of just over €400,000 for outdoor projects in Cork County will strengthen and support the sustainable development of the outdoor recreation sector in Cork, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said.

Cllr. O’Shea was speaking as funding was announced under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS), which is used to enhanced outdoor amenities such as our walkways, cycleways, rivers, lakes and beaches.

Cllr. O’Shea said: “Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys, has announced this funding today, and I am delighted to confirm that €410,584 has been awarded to Cork for work on 15 projects located right across the County.

“When ultimately delivered, this funding will provide a major boost to the local economy by attracting visitors and furthering our reputation as a destination for adventure tourism. The projects, which are being delivered nationwide, will receive funding of up to €30,000 with a focus on small scale enhancements, upgrades and repairs. This effort is also reflective of Fine Gael’s dedication to fostering stronger communities and enhancing our rural towns and villages in Cork County so that people can work, live and raise their families”.

Cllr. O’Shea added “The Government’s Rural Development policy, ‘Our Rural Future’, has enabled record investment in our outdoor amenities at a level never before seen in Ireland. This funding will be invested in 151 outdoor recreation projects, bringing the total number of projects funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, since its establishment in 2017, to almost 1,600 nationwide.

“This new funding is going to make a big difference for outdoor amenities in Cork, making them even better for local families and visitors alike. We’re now heading into warmer days, it’s more important than ever to get out and make the most of what our countryside has to offer this summer.”

“I really encourage everyone to get out there and enjoy the incredible outdoor spaces Cork County has to offer. Let’s make the most of the great outdoors and all the adventures waiting for us,” concluded Cllr. O’Shea.

 

Lead Partner Project Name Project Description Amount

Sought

 

Cork County Council

Bandon Walkway to Civic Amenity

Site

Installation of fencing along the Old West Cork

Railway

 

€30,000

 

Cork County Council

Knockananig

reservoir development

Resurfacing of car park at Knockanig Reservoir  

€30,000

 

 

Cork County Council

Island Wood Newmarket Resurfacing sections of the River Walk at Island

Wood

 

€30,000

 

Cork County Council

 

Ballymartle Walk Project

Installation of signage and resurfacing 2.1km section of Ballymartle Walk  

€24,318

 

Cork County Council

 

East Cork

Enhancement works to walk linking Rostellen to

Aghada

 

€30,000

 

 

Cork County Council

 

Schull walkway and park fencing

Replacement of broken timber fencing with a longer lasting recycled plastic product at Schull

walkway

 

 

€30,000

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG Glansheskin Trail Walks Creation of a network of trails in Glansheskin

wood.

 

€16,238

West Cork Development

Partnership

 

Sli an tSulain

Trail works on 2.8km Sli an tSulain walkway.  

€25,999

West Cork Development

Partnership

Sli Gaeltacht Mhuscrai Development of new 2.2 km section of Slí

Gaeltacht Mhuscraí

 

€26,880

West Cork Development

Partnership

Fuchia Walk Courtmacsherry Upgrade of Courtmacsherry Fuchsia

Walk

 

€21,522

 

IRD Duhallow

 

Slyguddal Phase 3

Upgrade works at Clonkeen side of

Slyguddal pass

 

€30,000

 

IRD Duhallow

Boherbue Mass Path Loop Incorporating one of the Mass Paths in Boherbue

into a Looped Walk

 

€30,000

 

IRD Duhallow

 

Glen River Walk

Creation of a river walk

along the Glen River in Banteer

 

€30,000

 

SECAD Partnership CLG

Improvement works to Walking Trails on Knockadoon

Peninsula

 

Improvements to the walking trails around the Knockadoon Peninsula

 

 

€28,350

 

 

 

SECAD Partnership CLG

 

Keep Moving In Nature- Explore coastal, river & wood trails in the Ring of Cork

Promote outdoor recreation trails in East Cork and Cork Harbour through a printed guide and associated PR campaign to motivate domestic tourists to visit

the region.

 

 

 

€27,276

 

Cork Total     €410,584