Grand Canal Greenway gets Green light for 2023
Today my colleague Minister Eamon Ryan and TII, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, announced the allocations for national roads and national / regional greenways throughout the country.
This included €3,880,000 for the County Offaly stretch of the Grand Canal Greenway.
The Grand Canal Greenway is a County Offaly treasure of national significance. I am delighted that this Government continues to recognise its value.
The Greenway contributes to the economic growth of both rural and urban areas of the County, promoting tourism and activity-based holidays. I am really excited to see Greenway access to other trails and facilities like historic sites and other outdoor activities develop over the coming years. I believe this will be an important focus of the EU Just Transition funded Regenerative Tourism Scheme 2023-2026.
Offaly Grand Canal projects funded under 2023 allocations are Daingean to Edenderry, Daingean to Tullamore & Henesy's Br. to Turraun, Kilbeggan Link, Killina to Killina School, Leabeg to Boora and Turraun to Shannon Harbour, totalling €3,880,000.
I look forward to the day, sooner than later, I am welcoming funding for a national or regional greenway in County Laois.
Included in today's announcement is funding for national primary and secondary roads maintenance for both County Laois and Offaly. Find more information here: https://www.tii.ie/news/press-releases/allocations-2023/