Walking enthusiasts and lovers of Nature will be pleased to learn that Lismore, County Waterford, has received government funding for improvement works to Lady Louisa’s Walk.
This scenic trail, described by Blackwater Walking Trails as ‘a gentle and picturesque walk,’ runs along the banks of the River Blackwater, takes walkers into Lismore town and provides some wonderful views of the Blackwater River and Lismore Castle.
The funds, which were secured as part of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, are earmarked for the installation of drainage stone and land drains.
Works will also include the cutting and removal of vegetation as well as the removal and cutting of hedges.
Documents provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development show that €15,960 was allocated in order to properly develop this walking trail.
Mayor of Waterford City and County Council Cllr John Pratt, welcomed the funding.
“Not only will this funding benefit the recreational trails that are the subject of the current development, but more importantly it will be of a wider benefit to the local communities, economies and many visitors that will no doubt enjoy these amenities for many years to come.”
Under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, Waterford City and County Council was awarded almost €350,000.
Of the proposed projects which the Council submitted, eight were successful and funding for those projects has varied from between €14,000 to €100,000.