Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, TD, has announced that funding of €225,000 has been allocated to develop four public walks in County Sligo under the 2019 Outdoor Recreation Scheme.
Funding Announced for Four Sligo Walks
These walks are the Killaspugbrone Coastal Trail in Strandhill, Knocknashee Walking Trail, Lady Ann Trail and Aughris Head Walking Trail.
Aughris Head Walking Trail
€59,620 has been allocated to the for upgrade and extension of the current coastal walk.
The Lady Ann Trail
€64,856 allocated for walking trail development and extension of trail located at Clogherbeg near Sligo Town.
The Killaspugbrone Coastal Trail
€61,616 allocated for the construction of a raised boardwalk.
€40,000 for the upgrade of the walking trail.
The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker said ‘Following on from major funding announcements at the end of 2018, this latest allocation will enable Sligo County Council to further enhance its many outstanding trails and walkways. This is very welcome news and is a major boost to the local community groups who have been working with the Council to bring these projects to fruition. The continuing development of our recreational infrastructure and outdoor amenities throughout the county also confirms our status as the tourist hub of the northwest.’
Michael Carty, Senior Executive Engineer said ‘This is a significant investment. With so many scenic walks all around the county, Sligo has the potential to develop itself as a major walking destination. Continued investment of this kind is crucial in developing the walks and in helping us grow the tourism potential in this sector.’