As someone who lives near the Seán Eamon Ruairí Trail, I am conscious that, in recent years, it has fallen into significant disrepair. The Trail was first developed 2000. Some maintenance has been completed in recent years but this allocation of €30,000 will allow the route be brought to a proper standard. Aside from the magnificent views and the opportunity the walks give to experience the environment of West Cavan, it also commemorates one of the last native speakers in our County recorded by the Comissiún Béaloidis and is particularly apt as we reflect on the 100th Anniversary of the short-lived Gaeltacht in Glangevlin.
Garvagh Lough Amenity, Gowlan, Blacklion will be further enhanced with an allocation of €18,000 and will build on the work done in recent months at that location.
The allocation of €30,000 for works at Rann Point is particularly welcome. This location which gives the best views of Clough Oughter Castle has unfortunately been subject to anti-social behaviour. Hopefully, when the amenity is better presented, it will encourage more families to use the area and deter anti-social behaviour.
Other allocations include the development of a new heritage trail in Bawnboy.
In addition to specific funding an allocation has been made to the Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark of €19,845 towards marketing of the numerous trails within the Geopark and €43,200 to assist Cavan County Council in developing a Masterplan for Angling, a segment of our tourism industry that has not developed as we would have liked in recent years.