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Thursday 13 December 2018

€337k funding boost for Woodstock

A replica conservatory at Woodstock Gardens made by Powers of Neville Street, New Ross
A replica conservatory at Woodstock Gardens made by Powers of Neville Street, New Ross

A funding windfall of €337,553 has been announced for Woodstock Estate and Gardens.

The popular South Kilkenny beauty spot - which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year - is one of just 18 major strategic projects across the country to be developed under the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

Included in the plan for the funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development is an all-season amenity trail, upgrading of existing paths and trails/tracks and the very welcome linking of Inistioge village to the Woodstock Estate and Gardens.

Announcing the financial boost Minister Michael Ring said: 'The continued development of our recreational infrastructure will not only support Ireland's rural tourism potential, but will also provide a diverse range of recreation options for local communities to support their own health and fitness and enjoy the countryside with their families.'

Kilkenny County Council was the lead applicant for the project funding.

The tourism potential of the village continues to grow with this funding coming soon after €200,000 was announced for Inistioge under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. That funding will be used to restore and improve the square where the Dunnes Stores Christmas ad was shot and complete works along the River Park.

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