COMMUNITY and Rural Development Minister Heather Humphreys has confirmed the allocation of an additional €600,000 for the ongoing development of the Limerick Greenway.
This latest round of funding will enable additional improvements to the Old Railway Station in Ardagh and the Abbeyfeale Hub.
Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan said it followed an already huge investment on the Greenway in other communities including Templeglantine, Barnagh, Newcastle West and Rathkeale.”
“Over 250,000 people have visited the Greenway and this has made a huge impact on the county. This investment will further enhance the visitor experience in both Ardagh and Abbeyfeale and it will make a big difference to both local areas,” he added.
“I encouraged Limerick City and County Council to purchase the old Railway Station in Ardagh and to see to this sort of investment being put into such a small village after the restoration work on exterior of the building had already been completed is just brilliant.
“On the Abbeyfeale side, we saw recently further investment to get the Greenway completed to the county bounds at Kilmorna, and Kerry County Council are making great progress on the Abbeyfeale to Listowel leg, with further work towards Tralee and Fenit. This will put Abbeyfeale at the centre of a major tourism hub.
“We have had really positive media feedback on the Greenway from international, national and of course local sources, and the feedback from the users of the Greenway itself is phenomenal. But while there are Government funds there to invest in it, we obviously want to make sure that we get as much of them as we can for Limerick, and to see the Greenway extended towards the City and beyond.
“I have spoken to Minister Heather Humphreys on this recently and she told me she would like to visit the project in the near future and see if for herself. I hope to be able to arrange that shortly.”