26 March 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard


Hollywood Forest Park in North Monaghan is set for a major upgrade of its amenities following Monday’s announcement by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys TD of an allocation of €276,385 from her Department’s Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

The monies will fund the provision of a quality freshwater bathing site and the upgrading of walks, picnic and seating areas, changing facilities, toilets and fishing stands. “Also included is the creation of a strong identity for the amenity and signposting throughout the site,” Minister Humphreys told the Northern Standard.

The Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael Deputy pointed out that the funding was in addition to €200,000 announced two weeks ago for the Ballybay Trail Networks at the town’s Wetlands Centre and the reconstruction of a section of pathway around Lough Major. “A total of €677,386 has now been allocated this year to 11 projects in Co Monaghan.

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme has provided invaluable investment for outdoor amenities and facilities in the county.” Minister Humphreys said the benefits of the investment were to be seen first-hand at Monaghan’s Rossmore Forest Park, which had now become the second most visited of Coillte’s public parks in the country.

“Rossmore Park is now a tourism destination and I was delighted to work with Monaghan Co Council to ensure this wonderful project was brought to fruition.” The Hollywood allocation was part of an investment of over €6 million in 14 largescale projects for the development of blueways, greenways, mountain bike…

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