The Mid Shannon Wilderness Park in Co. Longford has received a boost in tourism funding of over six hundred thousand euro.
It’s part of a total one and a half million euro in funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development for tourism projects nationwide, including a total 1.5 million euro for the Shannonside region.
The bulk of the funding for the Wilderness Park, which amounts to five hundred thousand euro, will go towards putting a ring greenway around the entire Corlea bog area.
One hundred and sixty eight thousand euro will go towards the developing the Knappogue Bog Walk, which will complete the Lanesborough to Clondra greenway.
Rindoon Medieval Village and St John’s Wood Water and Land Experience in Roscommon will also receive funding of approximately two hundred thousand euro, while Mullingar Greenway Recreation Hub will get five hundred thousand euro as part of Ireland’s Ancient East programme.
The news has been welcomed by recently re-elected TD, Robert Troy.
Speaking to Shannonside FM, Senior Planner at Longford County Council Donal Mac an Bheatha says the bogs go back to nature.