Two Tipperary projects to receive €608,000 under the national outdoor recreation strategy

Department of Rural and Community Development
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys has announced a €16.1 million fund for outdoor facilities across the country. The fund will provide investment for greenways, blueways, forest parks and cycling areas. “New walking trails will be established for the first time, along with projects that will support outdoor sports such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, swimming and other water-based activities.”

Within this announcement, Tipperary has received a total fund of €608,000 for 2 projects – 1) Lough Doire Bhile Enhancement Works and 2) Widening & Signage Improvements along Clonmel to Carrick on Suir Blueway.  

Announcing the investment, Minister Humphreys said: “Our beautiful outdoors have never been more available to us than today. With the summer months upon us, now is the time to enjoy the wonderful amenities right on our doorstep.”

                                                                                                                                                                                    The announcement today will benefit local communities with new or enhanced outdoor facilities while also helping to support local economies by continuing to offer domestic and international visitors an attractive and exciting array of outdoor amenities.

This funding will be invested in 69 larger scale outdoor recreation projects, bringing the total number of projects funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, since its establishment in 2017, to over 1,650 nationwide.”

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