Carlow Nationalist – € 100,000 boost for outdoor activities at Co Carlow
By Suzanne Pender
CO Carlow received â¬ 100,000 in funding this week for five outdoor activity projects.
The Tullow Kayaking Club is expected to receive â¬ 20,000 for the installation of a new jetty and a rubber turf mat, which will allow safe access to the river for water sports.
At a cost of â¬ 20,000, steps will be installed at Cardinal Moran Bridge in Leighlinbridge on a steep bank, to provide safe access to Rathvinden Lock on the River Barrow towpath.
In Kilbrannish, it is planned to develop three new circular walks at a cost of â¬ 20,000.
Borris is also expected to receive â¬ 20,000 for the provision of a loop walk, which will provide a key connection point to reach the east and west and the village, providing a number of loop walking possibilities.
This project will also include modernization works along the old railway line and the connection of this release to Bog Lane, Borris.
At Duckett’s Grove, funding of â¬ 20,000 has been allocated to improve the pathways on the aisles and seats.
“This funding, under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure (ORIS) program, will further enhance our unique natural features and support Carlow as an adventure tourism destination,” said MP Jennifer Murnane O’Connor. .
Funding for larger projects under measures two and three of the program will be announced in the coming weeks.