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Friday 23 August 2019

Decision soon on funding for outdoor pursuits centre

FAILTE Ireland will 'shortly' review Wexford County Council's application for funding for the new Outdoor Education Centre at Carrigfoyle Quarry on Forth Mountain.

The first phase of the ambitious project on the scenic six hectare site will cost €1.8 million and the county council is hoping that it will receive the maximum 75 per cent (€1.35 million) funding from Failte Ireland.

Though Failte Ireland has expressed their support in principle for the project, they have yet to make a decision on funding for it. A spokesperson said last week that ' the project is due to be reviewed shortly' and a decision on funding will be made following that.

The project, if it goes ahead as planned, would see the provision of a boathouse, two climbing towers with zip wires running between them, and an 'aerial trekking course'.

It is also hoped to offer kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, archery, raft building and team building challenges, and other activities in what would be a major boost for the area.

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