This work of Rural Recreation is to provide for actions to develop countryside recreation in line with the objectives of the National Countryside Recreation Strategy as developed by Comhairle Na Tuaithe (The Countryside Council). It also encompasses the implementation of the Walks Scheme which is a maintenance based scheme providing modest payments to landowners who maintain sections of National Way Marked Ways and priority walks that traverse their lands.
Contacts for Rural Recreation area:
Catherine Burns firstname.lastname@example.orgC1511297693 096-24261
John Carney email@example.com 096-24318
Mary Henry firstname.lastname@example.org 096-24240
Amanda Browne email@example.com 096-24341
Eleanor Butler firstname.lastname@example.org 096-24262
Jack Reade email@example.com 096-24383
2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme
The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and will provide funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure or the necessary maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in Ireland.
Minister Michael Ring TD announced on the 28th April 2017 details of the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.
The Scheme will provide funding for the development of outdoor recreational infrastructure and for the necessary maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland.
The 2017 Scheme will be implemented over a period of up to 15 months to allow for the effective implementation of larger strategic projects, in particular. Applications to the value of €11 million will be approved this year.
Categories of Application
Applications will be accepted from Local Authorities and/or State Agencies under the following three measures:
Measure 1: Small Scale Maintenance/Promotional and Marketing
Projects to include grant aid amounts of up to €10,000 (€2 million available in total).
Measure 2: Medium Scale Repair/Upgrade and New Trail Development
Grant amounts of up to €100,000 (€3 million available in total)
Measure 3: Large Scale Repair/Upgrade and New Strategic Trail Development
Grant amounts of over €100,000 and up to €1million, (€6 million available in total).
A list of the Measure 1 and Measure 3 approved projects can be found at the following link.