€5 million for the development of Blessington Greenway

 

Minister Harris with John Horan of the Blessington Town Team and Frank Curran of Wicklow County Council at one of the Stakeholder meetings held by Minister Harris to prepare for the Greenway application

Wicklow TD Minister Harris has today announced major funding of €5 million for the development of the West Wicklow Greenway.

 

Speaking as he announced the news, Minister Harris said;

 

“I am delighted to announce this evening that I have now received confirmation of funding for the Blessington Looped Greenway development.”

 

“This significant Government funding will transform tourism for West Wicklow and provide multi million euro investment in greenway infrastructure.”

 

“We know how greenways in other parts of the country have transformed a region in terms of tourists and all the economic benefits of such and I have no doubt this will do the same for Blessington and for County Wicklow. This is a massive economic and social boast for our county.”

 

“Having organised and chaired many roundtable meetings with the key stakeholders on this project, I am delighted the hard work of so many people dedicated to their community is coming to fruition. I want to thank the Blessington Town team and Wicklow County Council who have worked extremely hard on this.”

 

“As a government Minister and local TD, I am delighted to be delivering on a project that will not only boost the local economy but also benefit the health of our community.”

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