Over 155, 000 euro has been allocated to the local region for the development and upgrade over 300 forest parks, walking trails and outdoor amenities.
The funding was announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys.
The break down for the region is as follows: South Donegal: 25,344 euro, Leitrim: 22, 464 euro and Sligo, 108,136
€3 million will go for work nationally.
Some €2 million will be invested in improving and maintaining 280 recreational facilities on Coillte-owned lands right across the country.
And a further €1 million will be used to deliver 25 new outdoor projects such as walking trails, loops, boardwalks, ecotrails and carpark facilities.
The investment is part of a Strategic Partnership between the Department of Rural and Community Development and Coillte that is designed to boost rural tourism and local economies.
The 20 most popular Coillte were also revealed today, with Rossmore Forest Park in County Monaghan ranked number one,
Hazewood in Sligo was ranked at number 11 with 81,415 people having visited the popular location in 2022.
Among the projects being supported under the €3million initiative include:
Laracus, Co Donegal: Connect two forest roads with two new sections of trail – €86,400
Killykeen Forest Park, Co. Cavan: Resurface car park – €144,000
The funding is part of a 5 year strategic partnership between the Department of Rural and Community Development and Coillte which will see a €15m investment over the five year period 2022 to 2026.