€750,000 of capital investment has been announced for Killarney National Park.
Minister of State for Regional Economic Development at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Mr. Michael Ring TD made the announcement yesterday.
This figure is in addition to funding already allocated towards the completion and opening of Killarney House and Gardens.
Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin is welcoming the announcement. The funding, which is part of the Department’s Capital Programme for the National Parks and Wildlife Service, is aimed at priority capital projects identified within the country’s 6 National Parks and 80 statutory Nature Reserves.
Over a third of the funding is allocated towards the repair of internal roadways within the National Park, while a fifth of the funding is intended to address the consequences of recent flood damage.
Funding is also being made available to ensure that Dinis Cottage can re-open, and to complete a strategic land purchase at Tomies Wood to facilitate access to that side of the National Park.