Over €150,000 in funding has been ring fenced for the development of a long distance walking trail from Bray to Woodenbridge with path construction, drainage, fencing and signage works due to take place.
The boost for the county will look to enhance tourism and the growth of related jobs in the hospitality sector.
It’s part of a wider government funding announcement under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme worth 8.4 million euro.
Over €350,000 had been provided to communities in rural and urban areas in Wicklow through the Community Enhancement Programme, supporting 75 projects in precious rounds.
2,100 initiatives received money under the department's community enhancement programme nationwide.
They include day care centres, youth cafes and community centres in disadvantaged areas.
Work to be funded locally include Roundwood, Arklow and Blessington Tidy Towns, Computer courses at Rathnew Community Centre Baltinglass Mens Shed and security for club premises at Eire Og Ladies.