Details of a €500,000 investment have been announced today to develop access and habitat restoration at Errigal mountain in Donegal.
The popular hikers’ destination attracts thousands of adventurers annually and has been allocated EU funding in recent years. However, further works are needed to address ongoing issues.
The latest funding instalment will address upland path repair, drainage, fencing, and car parking at Errigal.
The money has been granted by under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme in collaboration with Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority.
The Scheme provides funding for the development and maintenance of outdoor amenities such as trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways.
A total of €8.4 million has been allocated to 44 projects, on foot of applications made in 2019 under Measures 2 and 3 of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.