Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has announced funding of almost €2.3 million to support the development of 50 outdoor adventure projects across Ireland.
The investment under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will be key to enhancing outdoor amenities such as our walkways, cycleways, rivers, lakes and beaches. The projects, when ultimately delivered, will also provide a major boost to local economies by attracting visitors and furthering our reputation as a destination for adventure tourism.
Projects in the Midands to receive almost €300,000 euros.
- Funding will support preparatory work required to bring large scale outdoor recreation projects to a shovel-ready stage
- Investment will ensure a strong pipeline of outdoor amenity projects right across the country in the coming years
- Here is the allocation of ORIS funding for Projects in Laois, Offaly, Longford & Westmeath
|Laois County Council
|Derryounce Amenity Area
|Completion of a Feasibility Study for the potential development of the Derryounce Amenity Area
|Longford County Council
|North Longford Accessible for All Water Access
|Feasibility and environmental assessments, including appropriate assessment required for the development of water access points in Lough Gowna & North Longford
|Longford County Council
|South Longford Accessible for All Water Access
|Feasibility and environmental assessments, including appropriate assessment required for the development of water access points at Longford, Lanesborough and Ballymahon
|Offaly County Council
|Peatland Communities of Offaly: Quality of Life, Place & Experience
|Technical support for communities to identify cluster opportunities for linking tracks, trails and recreational amenities in the peatlands
|Greenway link from Castletown Geoghegan to the Old Rail Trail
|Design and planning for a Greenway link from Castletown Geoghegan Rail Station to the village of Castletown Geoghegan
|Moate Gateway Linear Park
|Design of a 6km spiritual and cultural trail in Moate Gateway Linear Park
This funding will be invested in outdoor recreation projects that are currently at the early stage of development.
These projects are to receive funding of up to €50,000 to bring them to a shovel-ready stage. Once at a shovel ready stage, they will be in a position to secure further funding through the other measures of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.