Celebrating Greenway Funding 2022
The Green Party promised active travel investment and again, today, we are delivering. €60 million has been allocated to around 40 Greenway projects across the country.
It’s an enormous boost to Offaly, with the Grand Canal and Lough Derg greenways and the Dublin-Galway EuroVelo all receiving funding. This will mean better cycle access for school children, for local cyclists and for tourists. It will help tourism businesses in Offaly and bring more visitors into Tullamore and our other towns.
2022 will see €753,000 spent on the section of greenway from Leabeg to Boora, €250,000 on the Kilbeggan Link, €80,000 linking Killina to the local school on the Lough Derg greenway, €200,000 on Daingean (Molesworth Bridge) to Tullamore (Digby Bridge) and Henesy’s Bridge to Turraun. Funding for design and route selection was also allocated as follows: €25,000 on the design of the section from Tullamore to the Old Rail Trail and €15,000 on Shannon Monastic Greenway at Shannonbridge .