BT HARPS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
FRIDAY 12th April 2019 7pm.
FRIDAY 12th April 2019 7pm.
The Tipperary Volunteer Centre will be hosting a series of Pop-up Volunteer Centres around the county this year. They will be based in Templemore this coming Monday 1st to Friday 5th of April between 9.30am and 4.30pm. The Pop Up Volunteer Centre will be located on the main street in Templemore in the former Shortts Drapery premises.
The idea behind the Pop-Up Volunteer Centre is to make it easy for individuals and community groups to meet with the staff of the Tipperary Volunteer Centre. They can help individuals find suitable volunteer roles and help community groups recruit and retain volunteers. Members of the volunteer centre will be there all week to meet with the public.
On Friday 5th of April there will be a coffee morning held in the Pop Up Volunteer Centre between 11am and 2pm. The Volunteer Centre would like to welcome any individuals and community groups along to the coffee morning as a chance to network and get information about volunteering in Tipperary Templemore.
We would love to meet organisations and members of the community in Templemore next week. We would encourage anyone thinking of getting involved in volunteering to pop in and have a chat with us about your volunteering interests. We will do our best to help to create more volunteering ‘matches’ between potential volunteers and community groups in their area.
Templemore was among 78 outdoor recreation projects which are to share an €11 million investment in greenways, blueways and walking trails around the country.
Rural Affairs Minister Michael Ring TD announced the allocations as part of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.
The scheme is designed to support a mix of medium scale new developments and the repair and upgrade of many existing recreational trails in rural areas. Up to €200,000 was available for each project.
The full €200,000 allocation approved for three projects in Co Tipperary: the improvement of access to Templemore Town Park, the development of a riverside walking trail on the banks of the River Ara, and the development of a pedestrian walkway in Cashel.
Mr Ring said that the importance of recreational tourism is growing in Ireland.
“Figures available from Fáilte Ireland reveal that in 2017, 26% of all overseas tourists engaged in some level of hiking or cross-country walking.
“This equates to 2.3 million tourists, spending an estimated €1.3 billion during their stay in Ireland. A further 451,000 overseas tourists took part in cycling activities,”.
“Local communities are also using these trails in large numbers. A survey of users on the Waterford Greenway, Ireland’s longest off-road cycling and walking trail, shows that almost two-thirds of users are local people.”
This latest round of funding follows an earlier allocation of €10 million which was shared among 150 projects in 2018.
Of the €11 million allocated in the latest tranche, €3 million was provided by Fáilte Ireland.
Orla Carroll, Director of Strategic Development with Fáilte Ireland, said: “We will continue to work positively in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development to deliver quality visitor experiences and to enhance and further develop our recreational tourism offering and the additional social benefits they bring to local communities.”