€500,000 annnounced for Connemara Trails and Eurovelo Route

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A total of €500,000 has been announced for improvements to the Connemara Trails and Eurovelo Route as part of €6 million for 14 large-scale projects across the country.

The funding was announced by Minister Heather Humphreys today and involves a significant development of many popular outdoor amenities such as trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways.

Galway will also benefit from improved safety and sustainable access at an angling location, including wheelchair accessible platforms.

“I know how important our outdoor amenities have been to everyone during Covid-19,” said Minister Humphreys today, announcing the investment.

“That’s why one of my main priorities as Minister for Rural and Community Development will continue to be investing in the great outdoors: Our greenways blueways, trails, cycle paths and forest walks.

“The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme has provided invaluable investment for outdoor amenities and facilities in rural areas over the past five years.”

The Minister said she was delighted to announce the allocation of a further €6 million for 14 projects large-scale projects today.

“These projects will support the development and expansion of significant outdoor amenities and trails throughout the country which will benefit local communities and visitors alike,” she said.

“The investment will also have major spin-off economic benefits for our rural communities.”