Naughten confirms €179k for local walking routes

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Local Issues, North-Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD and Chair of the Dáil Committee on Community & Rural Affairs, Denis Naughten, has confirmed the allocation of €179,000 for the small-scale enhancement of local walking trails across Roscommon and East Galway.

“Funding has been allocated for the improvement of trails in Ballygar, Glenamaddy and Lawrencetown in East Galway as well as Boyle, Strokestown to Tarmonbarry and Granlahan in County Roscommon,” confirmed Denis Naughten.

“This is just the first phase of the allocation of funding for walking trails and further funding will be allocated for much larger projects by Minister Heather Humphreys over the coming weeks.

“There is no doubt that the public are using these trails far more during lockdown and I hope when restrictions are relaxed people will explore more of the many local walking trails that we have throughout Roscommon and East Galway.

“This investment is part of a far bigger plan to promote our area to tourists as part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and it will also make East Galway and Roscommon more attractive locations for industrial investment,” concluded Denis Naughten.


Editor’s Note:



County Name of Project Description of Project Location Funding Approved


Galway Aughrane Forest Trail Project – Phase 1 Development and enhancement of trail. Aughrane Forest, Ballygar, Co. Galway €17,685.00



Galway Glenamaddy Frass Looped Walks Phase 1 The minor upgrading of the existing bog road and upgrade of existing carpark. Frass Clooncon Bog, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway €18,000.00





Galway Lismany Kylemore Boardwalk Replace/Upgrade of boardwalk and viewing platform Lismany Kylemore Bog, Lawrencetown, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway €20,000.00




Galway Lismany Kylemore Trail Replace/Upgrade wooden boardwalk and viewing platform. Lismany Kylemore Bog, Lawrencetown, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway €20,000.00




Roscommon Boyle to Lough Key Cycleway Enhancement of cycle trail Boyle to Lough Key €20,000.00



Roscommon National Famine Way Upgrade of walk Strokestown to Tarmonbarry €20,000.00



Roscommon Video Marketing Campaign Marketing and Promotion Throughout Co Roscommon €20,000.00



Roscommon Visitor Monitoring Equipment Purchase & installation of effective visitor equipment at various locations along Roscommon’s trails/activities to collect date and in turn, drive decisions on development of outdoor trails/activities Throughout Co Roscommon €20,000.00










Roscommon Leader Promotion/Marketing project for The Miners Way & Historical Trail Region Upgrade marketing material Una Bhan Tourism Co-operative Society, Grounds of King House, Main St. Boyle, Co. Roscommon €15,127.58






Roscommon Leader Granlahan Loops Enhancement works and enhancements Granlahan, Co Roscommon €8,280.36