€8m. will see a greener New Ross walkway …

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Pictured is part of the Waterford Greenway which is enjoying huge success and will be extended from Bilberry, through the city to the North Quays and Ferrybank.

A TOTAL of €8m has been granted to Ferrybank – New Ross Greenway, a Fine Gael Minister  has said.

Minister Michael D’Arcy TD said he was delighted to confirm that Ferrybank – New Ross Greenway has been allocated €8m in funding from the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 plan. The money was for 24km and would boost potential to link to Waterford Greenway in Waterford City.

hugely valuable to Wexford

“Greenways have been extremely successful in generating tourism around Ireland and so the Ferrybank – New Ross Greenway is hugely valuable to Wexford,” he said.

“Past experience shows that the counties through which our greenways benefit from visitors booking accommodation, eating out and visiting local attractions. Across the country ten greenways have been allocated a total of €40 million.

The Minister of State for Tourism, Brendan Griffin, said: “The annoucement of this investment will see Ireland with a network of around 500km of Greenways.

“This investment is part of Project Ireland 2040 which is the Government’s overarching strategy to make Ireland a better place for all its people,” the minister said.

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