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Connemara National Park To Receive Funding Of €1.9m

By Dave Simpson
Connemara National Park To Receive Funding Of €1.9m

Minister of State for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne TD has announced funding approval of €1.9 million by Fáilte Ireland for the Connemara National Park.

The funding will include the development of an additional 10.5 kilometres of new trails, a children’s natural play area, a visitor car park at Mweelin and a new Lime Kiln Trail to enhance access to more areas of the National Park. The project, when completed, will allow visitors to explore higher level walking and hiking, providing greater access to five of the park’s mountains including Binn Bhán, the highest mountain in Co. Galway.

Developing Quality Visitor Experiences

The project is part of Fáilte Ireland’s strategic partnership with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to achieve the aims of further developing quality visitor experiences at Ireland’s national parks while conserving and protecting the natural environment for the enjoyment of future generations.

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