Dromore River Guided Tours

€339,000 for two Cavan tourism projects

The improvement of tourism infrastructure in Cavan has received a significant boost with news that the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, today announced investment of €339,000 between two local projects.

Dromore Greenway and the Cavan Way are to be allocated funding under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Fund. The spend is part of a national outlay of over €6.5 million to 38 projects.

Welcoming the news Cllr Carmel Brady (FG) said it's a necessary support: “I am delighted with the announcement by Minister Humphreys this morning of €200k for Dromore Greenway phase 1 for Cootehill for a cycle and walk way. This is a fantastic boost to our vibrant town and will help to encourage visitors and tourists to our town and the surrounding areas to enjoy our many wonderful lakes, rivers, historic places and cafes and lots of hidden gems.”

The Dromore Greenway project has been spearheaded by Cootehill Area Development. Founded in 1994 as a Community Development Company, Cootehill Area Development aim to improve the economic, environmental, social and cultural development of Cootehill Town and it’s surrounding hinterland for all its inhabitants, young and old.

Previous projects include the refurbishment of the White Star Complex at the centre of Market Street and the social project of purchasing 10 acres of Mature Woodland Forest at Halton’s/ Dartrey Cootehill from Coillte in 2012.

Their latest plans is to deliver the new Dromore Greenway facility running through green countryside with a link connection to Halton’s amenity park and The Errigal Hotel. This will help locals and visitors to further embrace the great outdoors in the wonderful Cootehill area.

The Halton’s amenity park is utilised for many tourism initiatives. It is the termination point for the popular Dromore River Guided Tours.