€20,000 to be spent on signage for Camac Greenway and Griffeen Valley Park

€20,000 to be spent on signage for Camac Greenway and Griffeen Valley Park

By Aura McMenamin

The Government will spend €20,000 on signage for the Camac Greenway in Clondalkin and Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan as part of their 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald announced the funding for the two projects today

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This is part of the Government’s 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, which has earmarked €11 million for the development of recreational - or activity-based - tourism across the country.

The Dublin Mid-West TD welcomed the funding for high-quality recreational facilities.

She said: “Recreational tourism is growing year on year and so it is crucial we continue to improve facilities and encourage more visitors. Figures from Fáilte Ireland show that the hiking and cycling tourism markets are worth approximately €1.2 billion to the Irish economy.

“Aside from the obvious tourism benefits, it’s also hugely important that we maintain and develop our outdoor infrastructure to encourage everyone to keep fit and live a healthy active lifestyle.”

According to the Tanaiste, 80 per cent of each project is funded by the Government grant, with South Dublin County Council making up the difference.

She said: “The Council in conjunction with local communities have spent significant time and effort developing the project proposals over the last number of months.

“I am very happy the Government is able to provide the financial resources necessary to support so many projects across the country.”