Dillon welcomes outdoor activity funding for Mayo


– €75,979 allocated to four outdoor projects around County Mayo;

– Funding of €17,979 up to €20,000 allocated to each of the four projects;

– Projects works for Newport, Bohola, Ross Beach in Killala and Kilcummun Head.


Fine Gael Spokesperson for Tourism and Sport, Alan Dillon TD, has welcomed funding of €75,979 in outdoor activity funding for four projects around county Mayo.  The funding, under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS), will further enhance our unique natural amenities and support Rural Ireland as a destination for adventure tourism.  The scheme is designed to support the enhancement of dozens of recreational amenities such as our mountain trails, forest walks, beaches, rivers, lakes, blueways and greenways.


  • Calicaun Bay Trail and viewing point
  • Bohola Walking and Cycling Hub
  • Ross Beach Walkway
  • Kilcummin Head Coastal Walk


Deputy Dillon said: “It is great to see four projects in Mayo benefit from funding to better position the county for the growing tourist market catering to the outdoor pursuits.  Each project increases the tourism and recreation infrastructure around our county, which has so much to offer in this regard.  I look forward to works commencing as soon as possible and ideally completed before the next summer season.”