‘Walks for Wheelchairs’ project in pipeline



Cllr. Orla Leyden paid tribute to Cuisle Holiday Centre earlier this week as the resort celebrated its 20th Anniversary while also highlighting the ‘Walks for Wheelchairs’ project, which has recently been submitted for outdoor recreational funding.

  Speaking to the Roscommon People, she said: “Cuisle is a fantastic facility which is of great benefit to the local community as both a venue and employer.”

  Addressing the ‘Walks for Wheelchairs’ project, she added: “I am excited about the project that was submitted recently for outdoor recreational infrastructure funding at Stoneham’s Lake which, if approved by the Department, will increase the compliment of accessible recreational amenities in this rural area close to the Irish Wheelchair Association National Holiday Centre at Cuisle and enhance the Suck Valley Way.

  “This is in addition to the additional 30 metres of accessible angling platform being developed at Stoneham’s Lake (Linn Ban lake) this summer with funding awarded by Inland Fisheries Ireland to the Suck Valley Development Cooperative working with the Suck Valley Angling hub.”

  Cllr. Leyden recognised the support by Coillte for both projects and also thanked Minister Naughten for facilitating a meeting with Coillte senior staff in Roscommon town recently which was attended by members of the Castlecoote Donamon Creggs Rural Tourism and Environmental Community Action Group.

  Cllr. Leyden stressed that the opposition of the local group to an industrial wind farm in the area was made very clear to Coillte when they met the semi-state body. 

  Describing the meeting as “very positive”, Leyden acknowledged Coillte’s assistance to date and expressed her gratitude for its support for the ‘Walks for Wheelchairs’ project and permitting access via their lands to the development.