Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport Alan Kelly T.D. has confirmed that over €130,000 has been earmarked to further develop tourism infrastructure in County Tipperary.
Clare Glens Amenity Area
Funding of approximately €120,000 is being provided under Fáilte Ireland’s Tourism Capital Investment Programme to enhance the Clare Glens Amenity Area thereby improving facilities for visitors. This will involve upgrading footpaths and toilet facilities, as well as the provision of play equipment, picnic tables, and litter bins. Safety handrails will also be installed and map/information board provided. Improvements will also be made to the main entrance to make it more accessible.
Nenagh Cycleway Signage
The funding of just over 12,700 Euro provides for the further enhancement of the existing North Tipperary Cycle Network which is centred around Nenagh. Following a recent review of the operation and the usage of the network it has been acknowledged that there is a requirement to provide further additional signage and information boards at various locations around the routes. The signage is required for safety and provision of information.
Minister of State Kelly said the projects would further enhance tourism infrastructure in County Tipperary - “The upgrading of the Clare Glens Amenity Area will greatly enhance the visitor experience for those walking the Clare Glens looped walk while the Nenagh Cycleway signage will enhance safety and information for visitors”
The projects announced were approved by the Fáilte Ireland Authority, subject to being able to comply with a number of specific requirements of Fáilte Ireland prior to the signing of a grant contract.