Waterford’s €500,000 boost for ‘Vales’ and Cliff Walk

Waterford City & County Council has welcomed €499,000 in exchequer funding for two exciting projects under the ‘REDZ’ initiative 2016.

The two projects, one based in Dunmore East and the other in the Comeragh area have been successful in the 2016 REDZ bid for national funding.

The development of the Munster Vales Project attracted a sum of €399,000. The Munster Vales project, involving a coming together of the Local Authorities and Local Development Companies in Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick and Cork, is currently being advanced in order to improve the tourism product.

The region which embraces the Comeragh, Knockmealdown, Galtee, Ballyhoura and Nagle Mountains has been successful as a Flagship project under the REDZ programme.

This funding will support the marketing of the broad region as well as supporting a number of infrastructural projects in all of the participating counties.

Additionally, a further €100,000 was awarded to Dunmore East for the development of the well-loved Cliff Walk and this fund will ensure the development of the walk to national trails standard.

Both awards were received from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs under the Rural Economic Development Zone initiative 2016.

City & County Mayor Adam Wyse (FF) said the development of both projects will “enable the local authority and the local community to develop these tourism amenities which will bring year round visitors, which will sustain existing businesses and foster future job creation.

“Overall, the award of funding of this level is hugely significant and again places Waterford’s tourism offering on a regional and national platform.”

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