OVER €57,000 is being provided for rural recreation projects in Kilkenny and among the areas to benefit are Castlemorris, Jenkinstown and the South Leinster Way, according to Fine Gael TD, John Paul Phelan.
The €57,136.25 in funding will be used to carry out a variety of works in the three areas which have seen an upsurge in hillwalking and other recreational activities, particularly at weekend, Deputy Phelan said.
“This funding for Kilkenny is part of a €3.11 million funding allocation for 45 rural recreation projects around the country, which has been announced by Minister Michael Ring, the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs. This funding is in addition to the €4.3 million announced last month.
“The additional funding for rural recreation projects, which is extremely welcome, is being allocated to Coillte for the maintenance of forest trails, and the remaining finance will be for other recreational projects such as walking trails, Greenways and some water based facilities including Blueways and Angling facilities.