Minister Foley Welcomes over €350,000 Investment in 12 Kerry Outdoor Projects

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has welcomed a raft of grants for the development and improvement of facilities at outdoor projects throughout Kerry in which Glanageenty Walks (above) is included.

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has welcomed the announcement that €354,606 in funding will be made available for 12 key tourism projects across Kerry.

The finance is provided under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which aims to provide investment to attract visitors to mountain trails, forest walks, rivers, lakes and beaches.

Minister Foley said that she’s delighted that this funding will help maintain, enrich and develop 12 key recreation and outdoor adventure facilities in local Kerry communities. 

Significant Investment in Kerry 

“Today’s announcement provides significant investment in the Kerry tourism industry with particular focus on maintaining our excellent outdoor adventure offerings.

This funding will develop, enhance and support some of Kerry’s world-class outdoor tourist attractions,” said Minister Foley.

In total 12 key tourism projects have been awarded funding under the scheme.

The Successful Projects

They are: Ballyheigue Beach toilets upgrade: € 30,000; Maintenance to existing paths and wooded areas at Ballyseedy Wood:  € 29,700; Development Plan for Mount Brandon base, Faha, Cloghane: €49,950; Provision of  seven additional beach wheelchairs to improve accessibility to Fenit, Ballyheigue and Rossbeigh:  €25,601; Tralee upgrade at Bernard Brothers’ Loop of the Glanageenty Walks:  €24,702; Kingdom of Kerry Greenways development of greenway website and develop a content pool: €30,000; Works in the Hag’s Glen and Lower Cronin’s Yard tracks:  €26,523; Essential maintenance of Nun’s Wood and identification of potential for trail development: €27,900; Skellig Coast Showcase  Marketing area on a dynamic multi-media platform:  €29,700; Rebranding Slí Ár Sinsear’ / The Way of our Ancestors ancient pilgrim path on the Kerry Way from Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen:  €19,480; Drombohilly Stone Circle near Tuosist-route 35km of the Beara Way off-road:  €30,000; Feasibility Study – Tralee Ship Canal: €31,050.

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