FUNDING of €500,000 has been announced this morning to enhance the Muckish Railway Walk. The funding, announced by Minister of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, Heather Humphreys under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, is another phase of the Letterkenny to Burtonport Greenway project.
The investment involves a significant development of a popular outdoor amenity in Donegal and is being funded in partnership with Fáilte Ireland.
Welcoming the announcement Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue said: “During COVID-19 people have utilised outdoor amenities more than ever and outdoor amenities have been an important source of recreation. In Donegal, we have always valued the beauty of our county and this funding announcement today is important funding to benefit the Letterkenny to Burtonport Greenway project.
“The development of the project will benefit local communities, will increase tourism potential and will benefit spin-off businesses.”
The Minister concluded “I thank my cabinet colleagues Ministers Humpreys and Martin, Fáilte Ireland, and the local community for their work in advancing this project.”