Announcing the funding today, Minister Humphreys said:
“These trails are huge tourism draws for rural counties and provide a welcome boost in footfall to small businesses in our rural towns and villages.
“This new initiative which I am announcing today in conjunction with Sport Ireland is all about keeping these trails in top condition and supporting their use by both domestic and international visitors.
“Ireland’s first ever National Outdoor Recreation Strategy is currently being developed by my Department in conjunction with Comhairle na Tuaithe. The Strategy, which will be launched shortly, will provide a long term vision for the growth and development of outdoor recreation in Ireland.