Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development , today (Thursday 5 March) officially opened the Drumlish to Monaduff Walkway in Co. Longford supported by his Department under the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS).
Speaking at the opening, Minister Ring said:
The 2019 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) provides funding under three separate Measures to support countryside recreation:
Project applications are submitted from Local Authorities in collaboration with Local Development Companies and other local bodies/communities.
The Department of Rural and Community Development provides funding of up to 80% of the approved costs with the additional 20% to be provided from other sources including Local Authority funds.
The ORIS programme was launched in 2017 and over €44m has been invested in over 600 outdoor recreation projects. County Longford has been allocated over €2.5m.
In addition to the ORIS funding, Drumlish has been approved for funding of €21,040 under the 2019 Town and Village regeneration scheme.
In 2019, over €10.2m has been approved for 153 projects. Co. Longford has been approved for 7 projects (see table below)
ORIS 2019 funding for Co Longford
|Longford||Newcastle Woods Walk||€19,393.38|
|Longford||Royal Canal Upgrade||€19,945.60|
|Longford||The Mall Walk||€19,820.29|
|Longford||Ballinalee Forest Walk||€19,838.00|
|Longford||Knappogue Bog Walk||€168,039.48|
|Longford||Mid Shannon Wilderness Park||€482,805.94|