Press Release - Funding Announced for 11 Rural Walk and Trail Schemes across County Kilkenny.

€300,000 secured under the Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) for f 11 projects. The projects include upgrade works in Graiguenamanagh, Woodstock Estate, Windgap and Mooncoin

There was great news for Kilkenny earlier this week as funding of over €300K was secured under Measure 1 of the Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) for a total of 11 projects. The projects include upgrade works in Graiguenamanagh, Woodstock Estate, Windgap and Mooncoin.

ORIS provides funding for the development and maintenance of outdoor amenities such as trails, walkways and cycle ways. Minister Humphrey, TD, announced funding of almost €6 million to develop over 200 outdoor adventure projects across the country.

Welcoming the announcement of funding for Kilkenny based projects, Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr. Pat Fitzpatrick said “I am delighted to see this funding. Outdoor amenities have become a central and increasingly important part of our lives in the last three years. It is fantastic to see this level of funding being made available to develop these projects in rural areas, which will make such a difference to local commuities. Well done to all involved”

The full list of projects approved are as follows:




Castlemorris Woodland Trail

Upgrade woodland trails in Castlemorris wood, part of the old Castlemorris Estate


Dock Road, Graiguenamanagh

Upgrade Dock Road, between the Barrow Valley Outdoor Activity Hub and the town


Garyduff Loop Walk, Owning

The development of a walk mixed woodland


Glen Combe Wood Loop Walks

Upgrade Glen Combe Wood Loop walks development


Kells Kings River Trail-Phase 2

Upgrade walking trail along the King’s River


Kilkenny to Kilkenny Countryside Park (PDM)

Feasibility Study-Off-road cycling/pedestrian link


Outdoor Kilkenny Campaign 2023

Outdoor Kilkenny Digital/Social Media, Marketing


Pollrone Quay, Mooncoin

Develop 5km Community walk with a connection to Pollrone Quay


Windgap Village Loop

Upgrade Windgap Village Loop-Repair and Enhancement of Walking Trail


Wood Road, Graiguenamanagh

Upgrade Wood Road, between Graiguenamanagh and River Barrow Amenity Area


Woodstock Estate

Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum Promotion and marketing campaign


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