Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed the Border
Uplands Project. This programme will be formally launched by at the
Marble Arch Visitors Centre, Marlbank, Co. Fermanagh on the 24th
October 2012 by Minister Arlene Foster and Minister John Perry TD.

‘This funding, in excess of € 800,000 is funded by the INTEREG 4A
Programme with a 25% contribution from the Government of Ireland and
the Northern Executive. This programme will focus on work at the
Marble Arch Visitors Centre and the surrounding area. However, the
bulk of the funding will be spend on an unmanned information point in
the Cavan Burren together with the provision of parking facilities, a
toilet block and marked walks around the most significant site in the

The work programme agreed for the Burren was concluded by Cavan County
Council and Coillte after careful consideration of the environmental
and archaeological consideration. Planning Permission was granted for
the work in July 2012 under Part VIII of the Planning & Development
Act. It is envisaged that the works will go to public tender in the
coming weeks.

‘The Burren in the key part of the Global Geopark in County Cavan. We
must recognise that after careful re-evaluation of the Geopark
throughout this summer, UNESCO inspectors have continued the
designation of this region as a UNESCO International Geopark for a
further period of four years. This is a huge vote of confidence in the
work done by Cavan County Council working in conjunction with Coillte,
Fermanagh District Council, local communities and land owners and
other stakeholders.’

Concluding, Councillor Feeley noted that in these days the
announcements of funding for projects are welcome good news. These
projects are vital for the future of West Cavan and the surrounding
areas and will build up the tourism product in the region.