Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has welcomed confirmation of €74,029 for 5 County Kildare projects through the Outdoor Recreation Scheme announced by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys under the Our Rural Future programme today.

“Working with Cllr. Tracey O’Dwyer I am particularly delighted to see that Kilcullen has secured €9,900. for the provision of directional signage and information on a pedestrian and cycle looped route. The proposed route is a section of road from Kilcullen Church out along the Newabbey Road and would have formed part of the original SlÍ na Sláinte route.

“Other successful projects include funding of €19,579 to prepare an illustrated guide to the canal trails in Kildare, €16,200 for self guided maps for the Greenway and Blueway Trials in County Kildare, €17,370 for Greenway and Ancillary Infrastructure in Ardclough such as picnic tables, bicycle racks, and €10,980 for the provision of cycle parking in St. Catherine’s Park, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.”

“Congratulations to the Parks Team in Kildare County Council for their success with these outdoor projects that will bring greater outdoor activities and connectivity to many rural areas of Co. Kildare.  Investment in outdoor activities and provision of infrastructure to facilitate a safe outdoor experience is to be encouraged and I will continue to support Kildare County Council for any such funding opportunities”.