Minister Heather Humphreys today announced funding under the Outdoor Recreation Scheme Measure 2.
Senator Dolan congratulated the team at Roscommon County Council working with the Portrun Development Association on this project.
‘The Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure programme contributes to healthy active lifestyles. It supports the economic and tourism potential of the area.
‘Portrunny Harbour is a beautiful place and this funding will mean even further enjoyment by the local community and visitors. We need more safe places to walk and cycle and this is a great addition to the facilities in Co. Roscommon.’
Minister Humphreys said, “The value we place on our outdoor amenities, and the contribution which they make to our physical and mental wellbeing, has never been more appreciated than during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“We can also expect our outdoor recreation facilities to play an important part in supporting Ireland’s social and economic recovery as restrictions on movements are relaxed and the tourism sector re-opens.
“That’s why I’m delighted to support the continued development and enhancement of our outdoor recreation infrastructure through this €6.5 million investment. This brings the total investment this year alone under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme to €9.7 million. These facilities will make such a difference to communities and will also have a hugely positive impact on tourism.