Over 70 thousand euro has been awarded to 9 outdoor recreation projects in Waterford.
The grants are for the maintenance, enhancement and promotion of the outdoor spaces.
They include a grant of €12,000 for a new walking initiative ‘Walk Waterford – From Sea to Mountain’.
The provision of Euro Velo Route Signage for cyclists is to receive a further €10,000.
The Annestown Cliff Coastal Walk will receive €9,600 towards its development and €9,000 has been allocated for The Ladies Walk at the Curraghmore Estate in Portlaw.
A further €8,000 was awarded to the Kilbarry Nature Park, the Nire Valley Walks in the Comeragh Mountains and the Anne Valley Walk in Dunhill, while €6,000 will go to the Rathgormack Walks project.
Making the announcement, Waterford Minister of State John Halligan said:
“Waterford Council, our State Agencies and local communities have spent significant time and effort developing these project proposals over the last number of months and I am delighted that they will now receive the financial resources necessary to support their excellent work.
The Waterford Greenway has put the spotlight on the massive potential of our local recreational tourism offering and these beautiful scenic sites – many of which are already well-known to people in Waterford – will now be enhanced and improved for all to enjoy.”
(pictured Kilbarry Nature Park, courtesy of Waterford sports partnership)