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Big boost for Barrow Blueway Route with further allocation of €3.9 million- HEYDON

Total funding from Department of Rural and Community Development will amount to over €9million

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed the allocation of an additional €3.9million towards the completion of the Barrow Blueway Route from Lowtown to Athy. Minister Heydon said, “This new allocation of over €3.9million towards the completion of […]

€172,985 to Upgrade and Improve Ballymore Eustace Golden Falls Walking Loop

€172,985 in funding for the upgrade of the Ballymore Golden Falls Walking Loop has been confirmed today (Monday) according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.  The funding is announced as part of the launch of a new “Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors” strategy by his colleague Minister Heather Humphreys.

“This funding is a great […]

Kilcullen’s Dún Ailinne site listed on new World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland – HEYDON

South Kildare Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed that the Dún Ailinne site in Old Kilcullen has been placed on the new World Heritage Tentative List. Dún Ailinne has been considered to demonstrate Outstanding Universal Value and has been recognised as suitable for nomination to the World Heritage List.

Minister Heydon said “This […]

Passports should be top of your Holiday Packing List –HEYDON

Online Applications are easiest and quickest

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Minister Martin Heydon, has encouraged Kildare residents to ensure their passports are up to date before booking their holidays. With up to a fourfold increase in passport applications projected for 2022, people looking to go abroad this summer should submit applications […]

Kildare County Council receives funding of €13.67m for walking and cycling infrastructure projects – HEYDON

Commuters and nature enthusiasts alike will benefit from funding of €13.67m allocated to Kildare County Council for walking and cycling projects in Co. Kildare according to Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon said the funding confirmed today from the National Transport Authority will deliver high quality upgrades to walking and cycling infrastructure, making […]

€132,390 Confirmed for Outdoor Recreation Projects in Monasterevin and Old Kilcullen – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has welcomed confirmation of funding of €132,390 for 2 South Kildare outdoor projects in Kilcullen and Monasterevin.

“€15.5m in investment for outdoor infrastructure nationwide announced by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys this morning under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) includes two important Kildare South projects.

“€87,390 has been awarded […]

Minister Martin Heydon Officially Opens Racehorse Experience at the Irish National Stud

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has officially opened the new Racehorse Experience at Kildare’s National Stud.

“It was a huge honour for me as Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture to officially open the €3.3m Irish Racehorse Experience at the Irish National Stud. This fantastic facility is a great addition to our […]

Realising the Tourism Potential of Thoroughbred Heritage a major opportunity for Kildare – Minister Heydon

Minister Martin Heydon praises the work of those involved in the Thoroughbred Country Destination Experience Development Plan focused on counties Kildare and Tipperary.

Plans to further develop the tourism experience around Ireland’s world class reputation in the equestrian and thoroughbred sectors will create major opportunities for Kildare, according to Minister of State at the Department of […]

Minister Heydon Welcomes €160,000 in Funding for Newbridge under the Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Scheme

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed funding for outdoor infrastructure in Newbridge.


“Speaking to Council Officials this is great news for Newbridge to be successful in securing €160,000 through the Government Additional Outdoor Infrastructure initiative for the purpose of installing Parklets and Cycle Infrastructure which will greatly benefit the town. The […]

New scheme to increase outdoor dining capacity in Kildare

A new scheme delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Kildare County Council will help tourism and hospitality businesses in Kildare to develop and increase their outdoor seating capacity, Minister Martin Heydon said.

Funding allocated under the scheme will also enable Local Authorities to develop permanent outdoor public dining spaces in towns and urban centres across the country, similar to those that exist […]