€700,000 for two Wexford projects

By Dan Walsh

Projects at Kilmore Quay and Our Lady’s Island are to receive €700,000 in funding for two outdoor recreation projects under the Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors developed in partnership with Comhairle na Tuaithe and a collaborative cross-Government strategy that reflects the views of stakeholders and the public.

€500,000 funding goes to Kilmore Quay Recreation Trail to develop a cycle path along the canal, completing a looped walking trail plus footbridge and carpark.

Phase Two of the Our Lady’s Island to Carne Trail is to receive €200,000 to extend the roadside trail by 600 metres, connecting to the local sports ground and beyond.

PAUL KEHOE T.D.

Welcoming the funding, Deputy Paul Kehoe said; “One of the greatest strengths of our county is its natural beauty and these schemes will help to accentuate our areas of natural beauty and make them more accessible for the people of Wexford and beyond.

“Spending time outdoors supports our mental and physical health and it improves our quality of life. Through this strategy, we can make Ireland the destination of choice internationally for outdoor recreation and adventure tourism,” concluded Deputy Kehoe.

The new strategy will set the stage to strengthen and support the sustainable development of the outdoor recreation sector in Ireland for years to come bringing huge economic and health benefits to communities across the country.

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