Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has welcomed the provision of government funding of €160,000 to carry out improvement works at Deerpark, Dun an Rí, Killykeen and Rossmore Forest Parks.
“These Coillte owned Forest Parks are a key provider of outdoor recreational facilities throughout the country. There has been a very substantial increase in visitor numbers to these forests over the past 18 months and they are a very important recreational outlet for local communities and also visitors to those areas. They also enhance considerably the local tourism product.
It is important to maintain and upgrade facilities and this funding will enable the upgrading of carpark at Deerpark (€10,000), upgrading of existing toilet block at Dun an Rí (€30,000), upgrading of visitor car park and existing toilet block at Killykeen (€70,000) and upgrading of toilet block at Rossmore (€50,000). Typically these parks provide picnic areas and walking and cycling trails and are beneficial to all age groups”, stated Deputy Brendan Smith.
|County||Site||Works description||Estimated cost (€)|
|Cavan||Dun an Ri Forest Park||Upgrade of existing toilet block||30,000|
|Cavan||Killykeen Forest Park||Upgrade visitor car-park and full upgrade of existing toilet block||70,000|
|Monaghan||Rossmore Forest Park||Upgrade of toilet block||50,000|