Almost €100,000 Secured For Trails In Co. Tipp

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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys has today announced €15 million in funding as part of a new five year strategic partnership with Coillte designed to boost rural tourism.

The funding will develop the outdoor recreation facilities that Coillte provides across its recreational sites.

Some 260 recreational forests and 12 forest parks nationwide will receive investment as part of the initiative.

Several projects in Tipperary have secured funding with a total of almost  €100,000 for Tipperary trails.

Carey’s Castle Clonmel General maintenance and car park upgrade €16,000

Devils Bit trail Borrisoleigh General maintenance and trail upgrade €15,000

Killoscully General maintenance and trailhead upgrade €11,000

Knockanroe/Step Silvermines General maintenance, trail head upgrade €9,000

Glengarra Mitchelstown Upgrade of trails and general maintenance €9,000

Two Cloughjordan area trails €8,000

Marl Bog Dundrum General maintenance €7,000

St. Declan’s Way Mount Melleray General maintenance €6,000

Gortavoher/ Ardloman Glen of Aherlow General maintenance €3,500

Grangecrag Grange/ Gortnahoe General maintenance €3,000

Bansha Woods Bansha General maintenance. Upgrade of signage and picnic benches €3,500

Bishops Wood/ Gortarush Dundrum General maintenance €3,000

Cahir Park Cahir General maintenance €2,000

Several other projects in the county received sums between €2500 and €1500Tipperary Racecourse, Horse Racing Ireland and Tobin Consulting Engineers will host a public consultation on the planned new all-weather racetrack at Tipperary Racecourse on Tuesday next, May 17th, from 4pm to 7pm.

Interested members of the public are invited  to explore plans for the new project.

The development is expected to deliver a significant increase in the number of  race events held at the track.

The location is also identified for an expansion in recreation facilities including water based activities and community events.

The all-weather racetrack construction project will also require and attenuation lake that may support water based activities.

The facility is also likely to feature in the development of the Thoroughbred Horse Country Experience a major new  tourism experience product being developed by Tipperary Tourism, Kildare Tourism and Horse Racing Ireland.