€780,000 for outdoor projects in Wexford

The Burrow walking trail at Kilmore Quay.

Some €780,000 has been secured for outdoor recreation projects in County Wexford, under Measure 2 of the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, which is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure.
It also supports the maintenance, enhancement and promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in Ireland.
Minister Michael D’Arcy said; “I very much welcome the funding for outdoor recreation projects here in Wexford.
Among allocations were Gorey District Park €200,000, Enniscorthy Trails €200,000, Three Rocks and Carrigfoyle Trails €200,000 and Trail improvements To Sli Charman €180,000.
Minister D’Arcy continued; “Recreational tourism is a growing part of Ireland’s tourism offering, and we have seen an increase in the number of Irish and overseas visitors enjoying the many greenways, blueways and walking trails which have been developed around the country in recent years.
Figures available from Fáilte Ireland reveal that in 2017, 26% of all overseas tourists engaged in some level of hiking or cross-country walking.
“Our local communities here in Wexford are also using these facilities in large numbers,” stated Minister D’Arcy.
News of the funding was announced by the Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring today.

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