Offaly receives over €700,000 in rural development funding

It is part of the project “Our rural future”.

Over €700,000 has been allocated to rural development projects in Offaly.

The Edenderry regeneration project has received an investment of over €522,000 under the Regeneration and Rural Development Fund. This will help unlock a large development site in the center of town and improve access as part of the first phase of the project’s strategy.

€152,000 was used to improve Derryounce lakes and trails in Portarlington. An additional €50,000 has been allocated to create a ten-year development plan for the area.

In addition to funds for the county, the Kinnitty Trail Head Building and the Slieve Bloom Mountain Biking Trail were opened.

The Kinnitty Trail Head Building is a community-led project which involves the renovation of Kinnitty Church Hall into a multi-purpose space that can be used by the community and by tourists visiting Kinnitty.

This building will also provide much-needed toilets and showers for visiting bikers.

Speaking on the importance of adventure tourism, Minister Heather Humphreys said:The past two years have shown us how vital our landscaping is to our mental and physical well-being. Investing in our natural amenities to benefit the health and well-being of our communities and to support the growth of local and international adventure tourism is a key objective of the government’s rural policy, Our Rural Future. »

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