Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2018 for the development of the greenway linking Boyle Town with Lough Key Forest Park.
“The funding has been allocated by Minister Michael Ring and is a significant endorsement by Government of the Boyle 2040 Plan, as this link between the town and the Forest Park is part of the far broader strategic plan as part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands tourism brand,” explained Denis Naughten.
“This is a huge boost to all those who have worked so hard to pull the Boyle 2040 plan together and I know that this announcement is one of a number in the pipeline as part of the development plan for the town.
“The allocation of this funding to Boyle is also a boost for Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands tourism brand and ties in with the allocation of €473,000 to link Longford Town with the Royal Canal Greenway.
“These projects are all part of a bigger jigsaw of developing a range of tourism activities throughout the Heartlands region of Ireland to encourage tourists to visit and stay in our local towns and villages,” concluded Denis Naughten.