Off the beaten track: €800,000 funding to improve Kilkenny’s walking trails
Almost €800,000 has been allocated for repairs and improvement works on non-public roads in rural communities Kilkenny.
The funding is part of the Government’s ‘Our Rural Future’ project. The Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) is designed to support the continued improvement of non-public roads in rural communities and improves access to rural homes and farms, as well as outdoor amenities such as our lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches.
The local funding was announced by Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan. He said the county’s allocation of €778,682 is based on the level of works the local authority indicated they could complete before the end of the year.
Deputy Phelan (pictured below) said: “The higher the level of demand that could be met by a local authority before the end of the year, the higher the level of funding they have been allocated.
“These roads and laneways are not normally maintained by locally authorities but, nonetheless, represent a vital piece of infrastructure for rural residents.”