Tipperary advantages from funding for outside recreation


The Clare Glens. Photo: James Sheary, Nenagh

Clare Glens River Walk among local projects

Fall Aug 18, 2022 2:44 p.m

Local councilors John Carroll and Fiona Bonfield joined TD Jackie Cahill in welcoming more than €321,884 for outdoor adventure projects in Tipperary.

The Government’s Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme includes funding for several local projects including the Adventure Lough Derg App, Ballinderry River Walk, Clare Glens River Walk, Tipperary Angling and a Nenagh Volunteer Cycle Initiative (see full list with details below). Ten projects in County Tipperary will receive total funding of €321,884.

“These projects will enhance existing outdoor recreation facilities and help develop new facilities that will provide an important resource for local communities and visitors to our area,” said Deputy Cahill. “Ease of access to outdoor facilities in any community is beneficial for all ages.”

Tipperary’s Fianna Fáil TD added: “I applaud Tipperary County Council and the efforts of those who have worked together to bring these projects to this stage. The engagement of local community groups throughout is critical to the success of this program.”

Works Councilor Fiona Bonfield was particularly pleased that the application for ORIS funding made by Tipperary County Council for the Clare Glens was successful in securing funding. A total of €48,600 was allocated to plan and design an improvement to the walkway on the Tipperary side. This follows funding received by Limerick County Council last year for the development of the car park on the Limerick side.

Cllr Bonfield added, “I am pleased for the region that this walkway has secured this funding to implement a plan and design for improvements. This amenity is used by many and is a very scenic natural walkway.”

Fianna Fáil Councilor John Carroll welcomed all projects in the Nenagh district, particularly those around Lough Derg and the Adventure Lough Derg app. Cllr Carroll said the funding would be used to promote our facilities to locals and visitors alike. This should give the county a welcome boost, he said.


Adventure Lough Derg: To improve the design and content of the Adventure Lough Derg app available on the AppStore and Google Play; North Tipperary Development – €27,000;

Ballinderry River Walk: Phase II development of the Riverwalk section along the Ballyfinboy River; Tipperary County Council – €26,784;

Carrick-on-Suir and Nenagh – Volunteer Cycle Initiative: Carrick-on-Suir and Nenagh promote the Volunteer Cycle Initiative; Tipperary County Council – €30,000;

Clare Glens River Walk: Clare Glens River Walk Enhancement – Planning and Design; Tipperary County Council – €48,600;

Kilballyboy Wood: Kilballyboy Wood Trails: Offer three loop trails; Tipperary County Council – €30,000;

Liam Lynch Trailhead Car Park: Providing parking at the Liam Lynch Trailhead; Tipperary County Council – €30,000;

Sliabh na Mban Cairn and Walk: Sliabh na Mban Cairn and Walk Create roadside parking lots at the start of the trail; Tipperary County Council – €30,000;

Soloheadbeg Greenway and Water Park: planning and design – water park and proposed greenway; Tipperary County Council – €42,500;

Tipperary Fishing: Complete review of the current fishing infrastructure in Tipperary – promoting and marketing Tipperary as a top quality fishing destination of choice; North Tipperary Development – €27,000;

Vee Car Park, Bay Lough, Knockmealdown Mountains: Vee car park upgrade; Tipperary County Council – €30,000.

Fall Aug 18, 2022 2:44 p.m