Tipperary Projects Share €282,000 In Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

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Cahir Castle To Swiss Cottage Blueway (Image: takemewalking.com)

Tipperary is to benefit from €282,000 funding for two projects under Measure 2 of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

Cahir Suir Blueway Infrastructure Enhancement will receive €200,000. This funding will be used to develop the walkway from Cahir Castle to the Swiss Cottage, while Beara-Breifne Way, connecting Lorrha to Portumna, was allocated almost €82,000.

The Minister for Rural & Community Development, Heather Humpreys, announced over €6.5 million in funding today, for 38 projects under Measure 2 of the scheme. She is expected to make a further announcement in respect of measure 3 projects, which are larger projects accessing funding of up to €500,000 each, in the coming weeks.

The scheme is part of the Government’s “Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration & Development Programme”, and provides funding for the development and maintenance of outdoor amenities such as trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways.

The funding announcement has been welcomed by Senator Garret Ahearn, Deputy Michael Lowry & Deputy Jackie Cahill.