December 3, 2020
Business News

Works on beautiful Waterford walkways almost complete

Four local tourism projects aimed at getting people out, about and active are almost complete.

The projects in Dunmore East, Tramore, Faithlegg – Checkpoint – Passage East and one in the Nire Valley are all being undertaken as part of Fáilte Ireland and the Government’s Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, which have received €180,000 in funding.

The €8,000 upgrade works at Dunmore East’s Cliff Walk are now complete. The walkway and birdwatching facilities at Tramore Nature Park, costing €65,000 will be completed in the New Year, as will the €82,000 walkways linking Passage East, Cheekpoint, and Minaun and Whortle Walk near Fathlegg.

The €27,500 upgrade of the Nire Valley Walk in Ballymacarbry is also nearing completion, Waterford City and County Council confirmed in its latest monthly report.

A further €60,000 has been approved for four more projects at later stages, which will improve signage for cyclists suing Waterford routes, as well as access to sites and developing a marketing plan.

More than €44,000 will be spent improving the signage along the Waterford Greenway and other routes across the county. The remainder will be spent on the creation of brochures and the development of videos highlighting over 20 trails in Waterford.

The remaining €15,000 will be spent on drainage of the walking route between Lady Louisa’s to Roundhill, near Lismore.

The scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and provides funding for new outdoor recreational infrastructure.

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