Over €354,000 in funding has been announced for outdoor amenities in Kerry.
12 projects will receive funding up to €50,000 under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.
Deputy Government Chief Whip and Kerry TD Brendan Griffin has welcomed the announcement, saying the projects are key to attracting visitors to rural Ireland.
The highest amount of funding is to be awarded to the development of a plan for Mount Brandon base in Cloghane with €49,950 announced.
Over €31,000 (€31,050) has been allocated to Kerry County Council to carry out a feasibility study on the Tralee Ship Canal.
Another €30,000 will go towards the Drombohilly stone circle near Tuosist while €19,500 has been set aside for the rebranding of Slí Ár Sinsear, an ancient pilgrim path on the Kerry Way from Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen.
The Kingdom of Kerry Greenways is to receive €30,000 to develop a greenway website and a content pool and a similar amount will be awarded to the South Kerry Development Partnership to market the Skellig coast on a multi-media platform.
€26,600 will ensure the provision of seven additional beach wheelchairs to improve accessibility while the toilets at Ballyheigue Beach will receive €30,000 worth of an upgrade.
€29,700 has been announced for the maintenance of paths and wooded areas at Ballyseedy Wood, €24,700 for the upgrading of Bernard Brothers’ loop of Glenageenty Walks and just under €28,000 (€27,900) for essential maintenance at Nun's Wood and trail development.
The Hag’s Glen and Lower Cronin's Yard tracks will receive €26,500 as part of the funding.