Four million pounds in new funding will enable the provision of 17 kilometres of public pathways in the Faughan Valley and further conservation work at the Harbour Museum.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan announced the new funding for a number of major historic sites across Northern Ireland on New Year’s Eve.
At Faughan Valley, south east of Londonderry, the acquisition of 21.5 hectares of improved grassland will provide new opportunities for access to the countryside through the provision of 17 kilometres of public pathways in the area.
In addition, funding has also been allocated for repairs at a number of prominent listed buildings including the Harbour Museum in Londonderry.
Mr Durkan said: “This £4million is a tremendous boost for our iconic historic sites and properties in Northern Ireland.
“Overseas visitors and local people will be enriched with a much better, much more exciting experience. Schoolchildren will marvel even more so at our rich past.”