Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is delighted at confirmation that four outdoor recreation projects in County Tipperary are set to benefit by grants totalling over €750,000.
Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, and Failte Ireland announced the funding which includes €156,000 for the River Suir Blueway Canoe Trail and €200,000 for the development of walkways along the River Ara in Tipperary Town.
Also included was €200,000 for the construction of a circulatory pedestrian walkway from the Rock of Cashel to Hore Abbey and a further €200,000 for improvements to Templemore Town Park:
“Tipperary has fantastic natural resources and amenities that deserve our full support. I am delighted therefore to see these excellent projects receive the funding that they so thoroughly deserve.
This proves yet again that we have a vibrant and energetic tourism sector that is capable of delivering and making strong and persuasive cases for support and development.
We need to move on from here now and continue the work that will build up and nurture these pathways for growth and expansion,” concluded Deputy McGrath.