16/07/2016

Funding Secured For New Visitor Facilities On The Great Blasket Island In Co Kerry

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has been awarded funding to develop new visitor facilities on the Great Blasket Island in Co Kerry.

A total of €225,000 from Fáilte Ireland’s Capital Grants Allocation is to be used for Phase 1 of the development.

The Blasket Centre is located on the Wild Atlantic Way, at the halfway point of the Slea Head Drive, on the Dingle Peninsula. Currently, there are no visitor facilities on the island and the grant will assist the OPW in its overall development of the site.

Elsewhere, Galway City Council has secured €896,000 funding for the Connemara Greenway project.

The grant for the development of the Connemara Greenway will fund a new section of the route from Cloonbeg to Athry, running adjacent to Ballynahinch Castle, with an estimated completion date of May 2017. The development is part of a wider plan for the Clifden to Oughterard Greenway that will link up with the planned Greenway from Galway City to Oughterard.

(CD)

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