Fire damage to Blessington Greenway boardwalk

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Blessington fire services attended a fire at the Blessington Greenway boardwalk on Tuesday evening.

The local Tidy Towns group described the incident as a deliberate act of vandalism and praised the fire services on their quick response.

The group said ” Thankfully the fire damage wasn’t too major [this time] and the walk remains open.”

If anyone has any information on the incident they are asked to call Blessington garda station 045 857 620.

About the Blessington Greenway

The Blessington Greenway walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at Russborough House. The trail starts at Blessington and leads south along the shores of Blessington Lakes and through forest and natural woodland. The Greenway commences at Avon Ri Activity Centre at the southern end of the town and weaves its way along the shores, crosses an ancient medieval Ringfort, uses the footpath along part of the N81 before turning back into the forest at Burgage Moyle lane. It then crosses the Valleymount Road (R758) and makes its way to Russellstown Bay adjacent to Russborough House. Along the way you will have the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the area.

(Pictures, Blessington Tidy Towns)

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