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Monday, 18th January 2021

Clogherhead and Monasterboice projects to receive government funding

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Clogherhead beach is a very popular resource for locals and visitors.

Several projects in County Louth are to benefit from €3.2m in funding under the Rural and Community Development scheme announced today by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys.

Include in the announcement were the provision of water filling stations at Carlingford, Clogherhead, Gyles Quay, and Templetown beaches at a total cost of €20,000.

A further €19,800 has been given to Louth Leader for the Installation of informational and directional signage Monasterboice Walking Trail.

Elsewhere in Louth Louth €17,100 will go to improvement works at Stephenstown pond at Knockbridge and €10,800 for signage and picnic tables at the Long Womans Grave near Omeath.

The funding announced today, under Measure 1 of the Scheme is for small-scale local projects with funding of up to €20,000 each and is being announced in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, who are co-funding the projects with the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Further announcements in respect of medium and large scale projects under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, with funding of up to €200,000 and €500,000 respectively for each project, will be made at a later stage.

Independent Councillor Declan Power from Clogherhead has welcomed the announcement.

“I particular welcome the announcement of the installation of public water dispensers on Louth's beaches in Clogherhead, Carlingford, Gyles Quay and Templetown. 

“Beaches like Clogherhead can be impacted by litter especially plastic bottles. Those who use the beach will now be able to fill and re-fill their own bottles and help counteract beach litter while maintaining our Blue Flag beaches to a high standard."

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