Funding of €139,596 allocated to upgrade Cava Way at Shannon Pot

€ 139,596 has been allocated under the Outdoor Recreation Scheme to upgrade the Cavan Way, the 16 mile marked walk from Blacklion to Dowra taking in the Shannon Pot and Cavan Burren Park. This funding is primarily to take a section from the Shannon Pot towards the Trunk Road off the Glangevlin to Blacklion Road and follow more closely the route of the River. Local staff of Cavan County Council have worked closely with local landowners and as always received great cooperation.
The Cavan Way forms part of the Beara Breifne Way. It is a target of the National Trails Office to get as much of our walking routes off of Regional Road. This funding will bring the largest section of the Cavan Way off a regional road as well as keeping it along the route of the Shannon.
I hope this announcement is the start of much more significant funding to turn the Shannon Pot into the tourist attraction that it truly can be.
In addition to the excellent work of the Council Staff in the detailed work of preparing this application I also acknowledge the support of Brendan Smith TD for the project.