Funding Announced for Four Sligo Walks

By Fiona Donnellan
on Jan 18, 2019

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View from Knocknarea Hill

We love good news, especially when it comes to our outdoor spaces in Ireland. Last week the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, announced that funding has been allocated to develop four public walks in County Sligo under the 2019 Outdoor Recreation Scheme.

The walks in question are the Killaspugbrone Coastal Trail in Strandhill, Knocknashee Walking Trail, Lady Ann Trail and Aughris Head Walking Trail. 

There will be upgrades and extensions of the current coastal walk at Aughris Head Walking Trail. Lady Ann Trail has been allocated funds for walking trail development and extension of trail located at Clogherbeg near Sligo Town. Killaspugbrone Coastal Trail in Strandhill will see funding for the construction of a raised boardwalk. While Knocknashee's walking trail will be upgraded so people can continue exploring the area safely.

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Section of the Killaspugbrone Loop in Strandhill, Co. Sligo

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker said ‘Following on from major funding announcements at the end of 2018, this latest allocation will enable Sligo County Council to further enhance its many outstanding trails and walkways.  This is very welcome news and is a major boost to the local community groups who have been working with the Council to bring these projects to fruition.  The continuing development of our recreational infrastructure and outdoor amenities throughout the county also confirms our status as the tourist hub of the northwest.’

Really looking forward to more investment in Ireland for our walking trails. For more on walking Sligo see sligowalks.ie.

By Fiona Donnellan
on Jan 18, 2019

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