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€40,000 for community bog projects across Roscommon

Feb 22, 2021 16:02 By Shannonside News
€40,000 for community bog projects across Roscommon €40,000 for community bog projects across Roscommon
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A total of €40,000 is being allocated to five community peatland projects in Roscommon. The funding is being made available as part of the

A total of €40,000 is being allocated to five community peatland projects in Roscommon.

The funding is being made available as part of the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme which has bene operating or the last number of years.

A total of 25 projects in 15 counties across the country are being grant aided under the scheme which is aimed at helping local communities protect, explore and enjoy the bog habitats in their area.

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The Cloonsellan Abbey Conservation Group will get just over €13,000 under the scheme and this will allow them to carry out work on the Clooncraff Bog Loop Walk which is part of Lough Ree Special Area of Conservation, as well as installing seating and a wicker sculpture.

Mount Allen Residents group is getting €10,000 grant aid to complete a peatland restoration plan and do drain blocking works.

Kilteevan Tidy Towns is being grant aided €3,500 euro to publish the Cloonlarge Loop Walk Biodiversity Calendar for next year, as well as the installation of fencing and a living willow feature.

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Portrun Development Association is getting €10,000 to install trail head signage, and to produce a brochure with a map of walks within the Lough Ree Special Area of Conservation.

The final grant of €3,000 in Roscommon goes to the Ballydangan Bog Red Grouse project for improvement works at the parking area, and on the walking path, as well as the updating of the existing conservation plan.

 

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