Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €942,000 under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for the development of amenities throughout the area which will improve local amenities as well as attracting more visitors to our region.
St Johns Amenity Group have secured €200,000 along with a further investment of €50,000 from Roscommon County Council for the Rindoon Medieval Village & St. John’s Wood Water and Land Experience. This will enhance the great community initiative which has already resulted in the development of the canal bank walk in the village of Lecarrow.
In Kilteevan the Cloonlarge Looped Walk/Cycleway has secured €200,000 to enhance the existing development which will be a great amenity to the wider community
Longford County Council have secured €482,000 to commence the process of developing the Mid Shannon Wilderness Park which will eventually encompass the cut away bogs in the Mount Dillon complex in County Roscommon and County Longford. This is a project that I promoted as a Member of the last Government and this is the first significant investment in developing recreational amenities on our bogs which will compliment the €30m allocated by Bord na Mona for bog rehabilitation across the region.
“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.