LIMERICK City and County Council has received funding of €545,100 for outdoor recreation projects, with Ballyhoura Development and West Limerick Resources receiving €38,768 as part of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.
The overall aim of the scheme is to develop outdoor amenities across the country, which can be used by locals and visitors, and in turn can drive rural and economic development.
Welcoming the announcement, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler said: “We have come to appreciate our local outdoor amenities so much more over the past two years, so I’m delighted the funding has now been received to upgrade facilities and make them more accessible to everyone.”
“We have huge untapped potential in adventure tourism in Limerick, and these investments will help to develop this strand of activity, making Limerick even more attractive for people to live and to visit.”
Gordon Daly, Director of Community, Tourism & Culture in Limerick City and County Council said: “This further investment announced for outdoor projects under the scheme for Croom, Rathkeale and Bruff is significant and will further support rural economies and communities throughout Limerick. With the ORIS funding announced earlier in the year, along with other funding interventions delivered in Limerick through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, CLÁR, and the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, the county is making great strides in providing outdoor amenities for the public to use and enjoy for years to come”.
The projects to receive funding are:
|Limerick City and County Council|
|Croom Riverside Walk||Resurfacing and landscaping of Riverside Walk from Croom Mill towards Islanmore/Anhid improving connectivity to Cois Sruthain Estate with a new access ramp and public lighting.||€198,000|
|Bruff to Holycross Slí Na Sláinte||Upgrade of Bruff to Holycross Slí Na Sláinte 2.5km Trail.||€200,000|
|Dohyle Pool and Lough Complex, Rathkeale||A feasibility study in respect of the swimming pool/marina, canal and lough, and detailed design proposal for Phase 1 elements.||€50,000|
|Adare Riverbank Walk Nature Trail||Development of new Nature Trail, along the existing riverside walk, to include new information/nature signs, seating, planting and path and fence repair.||€17,100|
|Cois Abhainn, Kilmallock||Universal Access Provision to Kilmallock Riverside Walk. Closing off existing steps and creation of universal access pathway and the creation of two shrubbery beds.||€20,000|
|Three Trails at Kilmoylan, Doon; Liskennett and GaltyMore||Marketing & Promotion of Trails. Marketing and promotion of three newly developed rural Limerick walking, cycling and running trails.||€20,000|
|Darragh Hills and Castlegale Loop Walk Upgrades||Upgrade of trail surface and installation of sections of boardwalk.||€20,000|
|Darby’s Bed Trail Development, Galbally||Enhancement of Darby’s Bed Loop Walk to include signage, benches, and distance markers.||€20,000|
|West Limerick Resources|
|Mullaghareirk Walking Trails||Upgrade works including resurfacing a portion of trails and provision of pedestrian counters. Broadford and Ashford Co. Limerick.||€18,768.24|
|Ballyhoura Region||Promotion of outdoor recreation activities in Ballyhoura Region Promotion of outdoor recreation activities in Ballyhoura Region.||€20,000|
All projects will be progressed throughout 2022.