GREEN Celebration TD Brian Leddin has welcomed the information that contracts have been signed for the design of the Limerick-Scariff Greenway. The mission, being led by Waterways Eire along side the ESB and Limerick and Clare County Councils, will end in a world class greenway stretching from Limerick Metropolis Centre alongside the Shannon, over the Black Bridge close to UL, and alongside the historic Errina Canal to Killaloe and onward to Scariff.
“I’m delighted to listen to from Waterways Eire that they’ve reached this vital subsequent stage within the mission. Waterways Eire are actually formidable for this mission, and that ambition is shared by Inexperienced Celebration Minister Malcolm Noonan, who I introduced all the way down to Limerick and Clare final 12 months to offer him a tour of the proposed greenway route. This contract will carry your complete mission to strategy planning stage, together with all the mandatory environmental research on what’s a hall of remarkable magnificence. I anticipate that the entire mission, together with development, will take roughly three years”, stated Brian Leddin TD.
“Beginning in Limerick Metropolis, the route will journey alongside the prevailing path alongside the Park Canal and the River Shannon, earlier than crossing North over the Black Bridge close to UL, which will likely be restored as a part of this mission. The greenway will journey alongside the Errina Canal north to Clonlara and O’Brien’s Bridge, after which beside the Ardnacrusha Headrace and Lough Derg to Killaloe and onwards North to Scariff. This will likely be a greenway of over 40km in size exhibiting the most effective of our pure and industrial heritage and also will be an vital sustainable commuter route from East Clare into UL and the Metropolis”, he continued.
“It is a improbable mission that can make an actual distinction to the area. With many different greenway tasks in practice we may have an intensive, related community linking all our cities and going by way of essentially the most stunning landscapes within the nation. This will likely be nice for tourism, nice for locals and nice for the agricultural financial system”, he concluded.