Sliabh Bán recreational facilities to open this weekend

Recreational facilities, built as part of a windfarm project on Sliabh Bán in Roscommon, are due to officially open this weekend.

A running trail, as well as several looped walks and a picnic area were developed as part of a community initiative undertaken by Coillte and the windfarm developers at the Doughill(  Forest in recent months.

The overall cost of the development is estimated to be approximately half-a-million euro with registration for the various events taking place tomorrow getting under at 9.30 and the five and 10k runs starting an hour later.

Andy Fox, Sliabh Bawn Power Community Engagement Manager, told Shannonside FM that while some locals remain opposed to the development, overall the reaction to the recreation project has been positive :