€500,000 Government Funding for Outdoor Recreation Projects in Co Wicklow

Wicklow TD Minister Simon Harris has today announced just under €500,000 in Outdoor Recreation Scheme Funding (Measure 2) for Co Wicklow Outdoor Projects

Speaking as he made the announcement, Minister Harris said:

“The Outdoor Recreation Scheme is a key funding stream for Co Wicklow as Outdoor Reaction is one of the key strands of our tourism strategy. I was honoured to launch the Co Wicklow Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Strategy in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh recently. The strategy document clearly highlights the importance of Outdoor Recreation to our local economy and well-being.”

“At that launch, I reaffirmed my commitment to supporting the development of our tourism and recreation sector so I am very pleased to this morning announce €467, 300 for three key Wicklow Outdoor Recreation Projects.

The Vartry Reservoir Walk, which was opened by the Taoiseach this summer, will receive €157,705 in funding from this scheme for an extension of facilities and car park. €160,000 is being allocated for the upgrade of the fantastic St Kevin’s Way from Hollywood to Glendalough.

In Wicklow National Park, €149,600 will be allocated for rerouting and repair works at The Spinc”

“This rural targeted funding is very welcome as Co Wicklow continues to work to develop our tourism and recreation amenities. I will continue to work with Wicklow County Council and Government colleagues to secure funding for the development of our infrastructure.”

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