Two Kilkenny tourism initiatives receive €420,000 in funding
Two county Kilkenny projects aimed at getting people active are to benefit from more than €430,000 between government and council funding.
The Poulanassy Waterfall in Mullinavat and Silaire Woods in Graiguenamanagh are set to benefit from huge investments in infrastructure, it is hoped will attract tourists to the area.
The investment in projects around the county under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme was this weekend announced by the Department of Rural and Community Development.
The picturesque Poulanassy Waterfall is to receive €140,000 from state funding and a further €35,000 from the council to provide new vehicular access to the falls and development of an off-road visitor car park comprising 35 car parking spaces, as well as the upgrade of the existing trail leading to the falls.
The Silaire Woods in Graiguenamanagh received €200,000 from the state and a further €57,500 from the council to install a boardwalk and looped walk rehabilitation scheme, following serrious damage to the site and its amenities in floods in 2015.
These two projects are among 35 nationally to get funding for medium-sized projects under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and for the maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland.