€63.5 million in funding has been announced for Irish greenways for 2021.
The funding will be used to further develop a number of Ireland's greenways for walkers and cyclists.
As reported by The Irish Independent, transport minister Eamon Ryan described the funding as "the highest single-year amount ever allocated to greenways".
Ryan added that the funding represents "a step-change in the way in which we fund walking and cycling".
Meanwhile, minister Hildegarde Naughton stated, "2021 is only the start. We will continue to build on this level of investment over the coming years."
Greenways That Will Receive Funding
The greenways that will receive a portion of the funding for further development and how much they will receive are as follows:
- Cork, Midleton-Youghal: €10 million
- Galway, Clifden-Recess: €3.35 million
- Galway-Athlone: €8.1 million
- Galway-Moycullen: €1.8 million
- Kildare, Grand Canal Aylmer Bridge to Sallins: €2.93 million
- Kerry, Tralee to Fenit: €3.44 million
- Kerry, Listowel to Tralee: €4.54 million
- Limerick, Great Southern Greenway: €2.5 million
- Longford Canal Greenway: €172,000
- Mayo, Great Western Way: €5.15 million
- Offaly, Grand Canal Daingean to Lough Boora: €1.66 million
- Offaly, Daingean to Edenderry: €3.1 million
- South Kerry Greenway: €1.4 million
- Wexford, Waterford-New Ross: €9 million
- Wicklow, Blessington Loop: €6.4 million
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