€880,000 has been allocated for three outdoor recreation projects county Roscommon today, in Ballyleague, Ballintubber/Ballymoe and Arigna.
The Ballyleague project is to receive €200,000 to help bring together a range of recent investments in the area in order to develop a high-quality visitor destination amenity on the River Shannon. This funding will also complement other investments in Lanesboro and on the adjoining Bord na Mona and Coillte lands, as well as the redevelopment of Strokestown Park House.
The Ballymoe/Ballintubber project has secured €179,000 to develop a waterway and looped cycleway between the two villages and the Arigna project has secured €500,000 for a discovery park which will complement the existing facilities at the mining experience.
These two projects in Arigna and Ballintubber/Ballymoe are linked together by the Beara-Breifne Way which is Ireland’s longest national marked walking trail and will form part of a broader plan by Fáilte Ireland to promote this walking route internationally.
Local Independent deputy Denis Naughten says the funds will enhance the visitor experience to county Roscommon and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands as well as improving local facilities.