Funding awarded for existing West Cork Outdoor Trails and Cycleways – Daly

September 18th 2018

Funding awarded for existing West Cork Outdoor Trails and Cycleways – Daly

Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that funding from the Outdoor Rural Infrastructure Scheme has been granted to groups in West Cork.

“I can confirm that almost €70,000 has been awarded to community groups in Clonakilty, Goleen, Union Hall, Bantry and Kilbrittain. The grants awarded today are specifically for local projects to assist with maintenance works and the promotion of existing recreation infrastructure.”

The Outdoor Rural Infrastructure Scheme will be run by Local Development Companies and funding will be provided to a maximum of 80% of the total project cost.

Some of the projects along West Cork to receive funding include; €20,000 for the extension of the Fastnet Trails from Toormore to Goleen; €14,000 for signage and the promotion of the Clonakilty bike route; €12,335 for the upgrade, maintenance and promotion of the Union Hall walks.

Other projects include over €15,000 for the upgrade and promotion of the Seven Heads Peninsula Walks and over €4,000 for the development of a 3km loop walk at Goleen Harbour, while Birds of Bantry and Kilbrittain Trials will receive funding for promotional brochures.

Concluding Minister Daly said, “Recreational tourism is a growing sector in West Cork with people travelling far and wide to see our beautiful countryside. Today’s funding will only help to further expand this sector of tourism and it will also benefit those in the community who make use of the walking and cycling trails on a regular basis.”



List of projects to receive funding.
Clonakilty Bike Route Signage and Promotion – Signage on the routes to guide people around Clonakilty-€16,000.00
Goleen Harbour Loop Walk  – Development of a 2-3 km loop walk Goleen Village –  €4,151.00
Union Hall –  Walks Upgrade and Maintenance, Promotional information Union hall Community –  €12,335.00
Fastnet Trails – Extension of trial from Toormore to Goleen –  €20,000.00
Seven heads Peninsula  – Walks Upgrade & Promotion The seven heads walks  – €15,991.88
Birds of Bantry  – Promotional Brochures Bantry, Co. Cork –  €509.12
Kilbrittain Trails  – Promotional Brochures Kilbrittain –  €243.29