€675K approved for development of outdoor recreational facilities – Brendan Smith TD

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has welcomed the approval of €675K government funding towards the provision of outdoor recreational facilities in Cavan and Monaghan.

The projects include the development of a 5 km walkway at Bruse Hill (Coronea) with funding of €94,938.  This walk will commence at the Graveyard at Coronea Chapel and lead to the top of Bruse Mountain.  At that location there are very scenic views into three provinces including counties Cavan, Longford, Leitrim and Fermanagh with Gowna lakes and other waterways being very prominent features.

I compliment the Bruse Mountain Walkway Development Committee, Cavan County Council and Cavan Local Development on their work in bringing this project to this stage.  Along with Councillor Philip Brady and Councillor John Paul Feeley I was glad to support this initiative and when complete it will be another good amenity for locals and visitors to the area.

I commend the work of all the local Groups who worked along with Cavan and Monaghan County Councils and other statutory agencies in progressing these projects which will enhance the tourism product in both counties.

Approved Projects under ORIS Measure 2 & 3


CavanArvaghDevelopment of a new 5km hill walking route€94,938
Rahans Lake – CarrickmacrossRahans Lake – Upgrade and development of Angling and Boating Facilities€ 79,962
Dartrey Forest – Recreational EnhancementsPhase 2 informal play areas, interpretation & access for all picnic areas.€200,000
Black Island, Lough MucknoUpgrade Trails on Black Island, Lough Muckno€500,000