Projects in Mayo, Galway and Roscommon have each been allocated €500,000 today, under the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

This morning, the Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring announced half a million euro for the Lecanvey to Bertra section of the Clew Bay Trail.


The Clew Bay Trail is a 19 km walking and cycling trail along the southern edge of Clew Bay between Belclare and Louisburg.

This is one of 18 projects that which will share a fund of over €8 million from Minister Ring's department.

€500,000 has also been announced for a new cycle corridor between Boyle town centre and Lough Key Forest Park in Co Roscommon.

Local Senator Maura Hopkins says the new cycle corridor will provide a great new amenity for the community, and help to draw tourists who visit Lough Key into Boyle's town centre.

Senator Hopkins says the new cycle route will form a key element of the new tourism brand for the region -"Ireland's Hidden Heartlands".

And in Co Galway, €500,000 has been allocated for the Connemara Greenway Project, for a walking/cycle track along the disused railway line between Clifden and Oughterard.


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