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Major investment announced for Roscommon

December 01, 2021

Major investment announced for Roscommon

Major investment announced for the west!
Great news ith confirmation of nearly €900k funding for 3 major Outdoor Adventure Projects in Co. Roscommon.
Ballintubber/ Ballymoe Waterway and Looped Cycle Project – for developing the fishing, cycling, and kayaking facilities and experience along the river Suck. Awarded €180,000
Destination Ballyleague - Development of a high-quality destination amenity on the River Shannon maximising outdoor facilities. Awarded €200,000
Arigna Energy Inclusive Discovery Park and Miners Trail - Development of the Arigna Energy Inclusive Discovery Park to include a panoramic viewing platform, inclusive activity area and an energy and biodiversity trail - Awarded €500,000
These 3 projects are the result of the vision of community groups working together with Rural Recreation Officers, local councillors and Roscommon County Council & neighbouring County Councils to develop their regions. Funding being rolled out in partnership with #FáilteIreland. 🍀 It is part of €15.5 million announced by Minister Heather Humphreys under the Department of Rural & Community Development.
The Ballintubber/ Ballymoe Waterway and Looped Cycle Project receives close to €180,000 to develop the fishing, cycling, and kayaking facilities and experience along the river Suck.
This investment which will see canoes and kayaks used to traverse the River Suck from Ballymoe to Castlerea. Such an innovative way to develop the majestic blueway of #RiverSuck and will make such a positive difference to communities on both sides of the 133km River.
The west has so much to offer in terms of ancient walkways with the #BearaBreifneWay and the #SuckValleyWay through all the villages in this region.
Kayaking is an exciting way to see how we can set up an experience for visitors and local community to link towns and villages along the river as well as developing access for anglers.
Safe cycling routes for our families in the region along boreens and away from traffic are crucial.
The ‘Destination Ballyleague’ project will receive €200,000 to further develop outdoor amenities along the River Shannon. And half a million was awarded to the Arigna Energy Inclusive Discovery Park and Miners Trail which will develop a viewing platform, inclusive activity area and an energy and biodiversity trail.
This funding is part of ‘Our Rural Future’ through the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) and will support local towns & villages bring tourism, business, and footfall to their areas.




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