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Extension To Offaly Greenway To Be Completed Thanks To Budget 2021 Funding

It'll go towards the stretch between Daingean and Edenderry.

An extension to the Grand Canal Greenway in Offaly is set to be completed after a funding allocation announced in this week's Budget.

Works on the stretch from Ballycommon to Daingean are commencing this month, with hopes to start towards the county boundary in Edenderry in the spring.

Anyone with an idea for starting up or expanding a Greenway hospitality Service or ‘Point of Interest’ along the route is advised to get in touch with the Greenway team, Offaly Tourism Office or the Local Enterprise Office.

Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, John Carroll in welcoming the news stated: 

"This will be a fantastic addition to the greenway from Daingean to Lough Boora Discovery Park, which is almost in place. 

It will give a very welcome economic and well-being boost to the area of east Offaly, especially Daingean, Rhode and Edenderry. 

I hope there will be swift progress and that we can follow up in 2022 with the completion of the Grand Canal Greenway to Shannon Harbour, resulting in a national scale 71km greenway right through the county and in the heart of the area facing a Just Transition away from peat extraction".

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