By Dan Walsh
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys has announced over €6.5 million in funding for 38 projects under Measure 2 of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme and €558,650 goes to County Wexford walking trails.
Phase two of the Duncannon to Ballyhack Trail receives €192,150.
Our Lady’s Island to Carne Trail and Kellyswood Interlink Trail gets €200,000,
Forth Mountain Equestrian Trail and Ballybrittas Portal Tomb Walk on the side of Bree Hill gets €166,500.
News of the funding has been welcomed by local TDs and councillors. The scheme provides funding for the development, promotion and maintenance of outdoor amenities such as trails, walkways, cycleways, and blueways.
This investment is in addition to €3.2 million approved for 174 smaller Measure 1 projects in January and is being funded in partnership with Fáilte Ireland.