Minister Foley Welcomes over €200,000 for Kerry in Infrastructure Scheme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has welcomed the Government announcement of an allocation of €210,341.78 for 11 Kerry projects.

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes the Government announcement of an allocation of €210,341.78 for 11 Kerry projects as part of an investment in adventure and rural tourism.

The funding, under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS), will further enhance our unique natural amenities and support Rural Ireland as a destination for adventure tourism.

The scheme is designed to support the enhancement of dozens of recreational amenities nationally such as our mountain trails, forest walks, beaches, rivers, lakes, blue-ways and green-ways.

Investment Choices

Projects across every county have been chosen for investment of up to €20,000 under Measure 1 of the scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with Fáilte Ireland.

Commenting on the announcement, Minister Foley said: “This funding will enhance and further develop a number of significant outdoor activities in the county including walking trails, blueways and a myriad of outdoor activities.

Welcome and Timely Boost

It is a welcome and timely boost for amenities enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.”

Funding for larger projects under Measure 2 and 3 of the scheme will be announced by the Department of Rural and Community Development in the coming weeks.

Successful Kerry Applicants

Ballybunion Cliff Walk (€20,000): Enhancement works to the Cliff Walk

Glanteenassig Forest Park Amenity (€19,890.90): Provision of passing laybys for road users to Glanteenassig Forest Park.

Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park (€20,000): Eco-friendly lighting of the public realm areas of Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park.

Walks of the Ring, Iveragh Peninsula (€20,000): To promote existing easily accessible beach, lake and river walks along the Iveragh Peninsula.

Repair of Tralee Canal Lock Gates (€16,000): Enhancement of the blueway

Sive Bog Walk, Listowel (€20,000): Enhancement of the Sive Bog Walk bringing it up to the required international standard.

Lighting of Moyvane Wood Walk (€20,000): Lighting of Moyvane Wood Walk with provision for lighting bollards.

Asdee Loop Walk/Trailhead (€20,000): The rejuvenation of the Asdee section of the Shannon Way Trail and the creation of a trailhead.

Valentia Island, Collums Cup Loop Walk (€19,736.51): To develop a 8km loop walk on Valentia Island.

South Kerry Development Partnership Multi-Trail Application (€16,915.23): Trail enhancement works on established community walks in South Kerry and updating the trails brochure and on-line map.

Kilgarvan Loop Walks (€17,799.14): To develop two loop walks.

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