A New Native Woodland Recreational Park will be developed in Collooney.
The park will be developed on a 160 acres site.
The Department of Agriculture has selected the site for the Native Woodland Conservation Scheme.
It’s located adjacent to Cloonamahon, West of the N4 and in total comprises of land owned by the HSE, Coillte and Western Forestry.
The site has secured funding from the Native Woodland Scheme (NWS) which aims to incentivise bodies to put surplus land into native woodland which will in turn enhance the protection of Ireland’s native woodlands and biodiversity.
Planting and the building of the walking trails has just begun on the site by the contractor.
The facility when complete will have multiple walking trails including a woodland walk, picnic areas, and recreational play area and will also have the potential to link to the local Greenway.
Sligo Drumcliff Councillor, Thomas Walsh says the project has massive potential for Collooney.