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Midlands to receive €1.8 million in funding for Great Outdoors

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD , has today announced a €16.1 million investment in outdoor recreation projects right across the country. See below for funding breakdown for the midlands region. The investment from Minister Humphreys will see a huge investment in Outdoor Adventure Tourism.

Right across the country, there will be funding for projects such as our Greenways, Blueways, Forest Parks and Cycling Routes. New walking trails will be established for the first time, along with projects that will support outdoor sports such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, swimming and other water-based activities.

Among the projects being funded today include:

  • Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly: €500,000

Minister Humphreys said; “These excellent projects will add to Ireland’s now large pool of world class amenities and will help to achieve the goals of the National Outdoor Recreation Strategy – Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors”.


Lough Boora Discovery Park (LBDP) – Upgrade of the trail network around Lough Boora Discovery Park’s core visitor hub area to make it safe and fully accessible €500,000



Triogue Way The provision of recreational enhancements on the Triogue Way to encourage increased use of this walking and cycling trail. €200,000
Durrow Community/Family Cycle Trails – Upgrade of existing walking
routes into two looped cycle and walking trails suitable for multiuse outdoor recreation. €492,750

Rothar Rogues from Durrow, Co. Laois


Granard Lights. Enhancement of the existing Granard Greenway through the extension of the walkway
and the provision of lighting along the full length of the walkway €200,000
Moyne Amphitheatre and Legga Car Park. Construction of a new car park , installation of safety
barrier along the R198 and landscaping to existing amphitheatre site to support the existing Sli na Slainte
walkway. €200,000

Granard Motte, Longford


The Lene Way – Phase 2. The extension of the pedestrian/cycle link from the end of the existing path
towards Lough Lene. €106,360
Cycle Link – Dún na Sí to Old Rail Trail
. Provision of a shared walking and cycling ‘Greenway’ link
from the Old Rail Trail to Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park on the Lake Road. €113,400

Old Rail Trail, Westmeath


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