It’s hoped that the Sligo Camino annual walk next month can now go ahead on its planned route after a last-minute allocation of funding.
Sligo County Council had to make an emergency application after a portion of this now well known walk was burnt during last month’s gorse fires in the Dromahair area.
Today, the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development has confirmed an allocation of over €54,000 towards the cost of repairing the walk.
Parts of the section of the Sligo Way at Killery between Slish Wood and Innisfree in particular have been closed due to damage to the boardwalks as a result of the fires.
There was fear at one stage that the Sligo Camino which attracts over 600 walkers to the region at the start of July would have to be cancelled.
Local Fine Gael Councillor Daragh Mulvey is on the Coolaney Development Company which hosts the walk and he is welcoming this much-needed money:
Fianna Fail Sligo Leitrim TD says he expects the work will be carried out on time by the start of July.
He says the walk has become a vital part of Sligo’s Tourism product: