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Waterford outdoor recreation areas to receive over €130,000 in funding

Waterford will receive €132,500 for the development of outdoor recreational facilities throughout the county.

This investment is part of a new five-year strategy with Coillte which is designed to boost rural tourism. The funding will develop the outdoor recreation facilities in Waterford that Coillte provides across its recreational sites.

As part of this funding announcement, €80,000 will go towards the reinforcement of an unstable embankment at Crough Wood, as well as the re-opening of a trail.

A further €4000 is being provided for the general maintenance of the walkways at Crough Wood.

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€52,500 is being provided for maintenance work and upgrades to some of Waterford’s other popular outdoor amenities.

These works will include development of trails, cycleways, play areas, upgrading of car parking and toilet facilities to help manage the growing number of visitors.

It's hoped this funding will help provide a boost to outdoor tourism and rural communities in Waterford.

Carey's Castle - Clonmel - General maintenance and car park upgrade - €16,000

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Colligan - Dungarvan - General maintenance - €7,000

Dromana - Villierstown - General maintenance - €2,000

East Munster Way - Various - Contingency for windblow - €2,000

Faithlegg - Waterford - General maintenance - €3,500

Glenshelane - Cappoquin - General maintenance - €6,000

Kilclooney - Rathcormack - General maintenance - €3,000

Mahon Bridge - Mahon Bridge - General maintenance - €4,000

Marlfield - Clonmel - General maintenance and windblow - €3,000

St. Declan's Way - Mount Mellary - General maintenance - €6,000

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