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.
2018 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 1 June 2018 details of the 2018 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 2018 Scheme will be implemented up to October 2019 to allow for the effective implementation of larger strategic projects, in particular, with smaller to medium sized projects to be completed in 2018. Applications to the value of €12 million will be approved this year.
For more information please visit https://drcd.gov.ie/about/rural/rural-development/rural-recreation/