Four Waterford tourism initiatives receive €275,000 in state funding
Four county Waterford projects aimed at getting people active are to benefit from close to €275,000 in state funding.
The four projects are St Declan’s Way, Dungarvan Surf and Turf Trail, the Waterford Greenway and the Anne Valley Walk near Dunhill.
The investment in projects around the county under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme was announced over the weekend by the Department of Rural and Community Development.
The largest chunk, €101,600 is going to the Greenway to the Development of a campervan area adjacent to the popular tourist attraction, close to the centre of Dungarvan.
St Declan’s Way, between Lismore and Cashel, county Tipperary is to receive €43,400 for the upgrade of the trail, including fencing, footbridges, maps and brochures.
The Surf and Turf Trail which connects the Abbeyside Coastal Walk in Dungarvan to the Greenway is getting €66,578 to improve the pathways and accommodate bike parking, while the Anne Valley Walk is getting €61,516 to upgrade its trail.
The four projects are among 35 nationally to get funding for medium-sized projects under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and for the maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland.
The Suir Blueway in Carrick-on-Suir received €500,000 for enhancement works to the existing canoe trail, including access works, refurbishment and trail works.