€56,000 for Clare Outdoor Recreation projects

€56,000 for Clare Outdoor Recreation projects


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Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, has informed Clare County Council of his decision to allocate €56,000 to six Clare projects under the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

The Scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and the maintenance, enhancement and promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in Ireland.

The Scheme is being run by Local Authorities and State Agencies, and funding will be provided to a maximum of 80% of total project costs, with the balance to be provided from Local Authority or other sources. The grants being awarded will support a mix of smaller local measures with grants of up to €10,000 each.

Clare projects in receipt of funding:

– East Clare Way (€7,973)

– Vandeleur Walled Gardens, Kilrush (€10,000)

– Cappa Amenity/Walkway (€10,000)

– Kilrush Wood River Walk (€10,000)

– Fartlek Training System at Active Ennis John O’Sullivan Park (€10,000)

– The Mid Clare Way/SLÍ NA MÉARACÁN (€7,944)

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.