Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: €100k grant announced for Clonakilty Greenway

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

€100k grant announced for Clonakilty Greenway

Last week, some €21 million in funding was announced under the Government Town and Village Renewal Scheme. From the grants announced for Cork, one was for €100,000 for the new proposed Greenway in Clonakilty.

The new Greenway will connect the town of Clonakilty with the Business and Technology Park which is just off the N71 road to Bandon. Approximately 800 people currently work in the Park which is situated about 3kms from Clonakilty.

The new Greenway will be suitable for walkers, runners and cyclists and it is hoped that it will offer alternative way to commute in fine weather. It will of course be great for local runners as it's not safe to run on the hard shoulder of the N71 at present and this provides a safer option.

The route should also incorporate Gullane Lake where a community forest is currently being planted. Several native Irish species such as oak, birch, alder, hazel and cherry trees will be planted and will probably take some time to mature. In the long term however, this should be a valuable asset to this West Cork town.

1) Southern Star...Greenway for Clon gets the Green light

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