MINISTER and local Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick, Niall Collins, has welcomed €448,000 in funding to develop outdoor adventure projects in Limerick under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.
The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme supports rural Ireland as a destination for adventure tourism and is designed to enhance recreational amenities such as our mountain trails, forest walks, beaches, rivers, lakes, blueways and greenways.
Minister Collins commented, “Covid-19 has given us a newfound appreciation for our great outdoors and we are now seeing an unprecedented level of investment in our outdoor amenities, underpinned by the most ambitious Government policy for rural Ireland, ‘Our Rural Future’.
“I’m delighted to see so many worthy Limerick projects supported under this funding with €50,000 allocated to the development of the Dohyle Pool and Lough Complex, €198,000 earmarked for the resurfacing and landscaping of the Riverside Walk from Croom Mill towards Islanmore which will improve connectivity to the Cois Sruthain Estate with a new access ramp and public lighting and €200,000 to carry out upgrades on the Bruff to Holycross Slí Na Sláinte trail.
“Over the past two years we have seen increased usage of the great outdoors for recreational purposes by both visitors and local communities. This investment – a key part of Our Rural Future – will support our local economies and make Limerick a more attractive destination for adventure tourism,” concluded Minister Collins.