Feighan welcomes €1.1m for Lough Key development

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan has welcomed the recently-announced funding of €1,185,712 million from Fáilte Ireland for the development of the Lough Key Project in Roscommon.

This project is among 22 nationwide that have collectively received €27.1 million under Fáilte Ireland’s EU Just Transition Regenerative Tourism and Placemaking Scheme.

Speaking following the confirmation, Deputy Frank Feighan said, “This funding, co-financed by the Government and the EU, will enable Roscommon Co Council and Coillte to advance their development plans for Lough Key Forrest amenities.

“This initiative, jointly supported by the Government and the European Union, not only creates new job opportunities and boosts the local economy in Roscommon, but also promotes biodiversity, supporting a greener, more sustainable, and low-carbon future”.

The specific funding provides for a detailed design and planning for increased capacity and range of activities to realise the ambitious strategy and masterplan objectives for Lough Key Forest Park. This project is in collaboration with Coillte.

Deputy Feighan said: “By investing in tourism, we not only enhance recreational opportunities but also contribute to environmental conservation, fostering sustainable growth and prosperity for our community.

“I eagerly anticipate the completion of these projects and the positive effects they will have on North Roscommon and the Boyle area. This marks a significant step forward in our efforts to create a vibrant, sustainable future for all locals and visitors alike in the Boyle area”, concluded Deputy Feighan.