Clare TD Joe Carey from has confirmed €255,000 funding for the West Clare Railway Greenway.

The money will be allocated to Clare County Council to develop a 20km “priory section” of the greenway from Kilrush and Kilkee.

Welcoming the funding, Deputy Carey said: “Our greenway plays an important role in supporting local communities to create jobs and brings visitors to our area.

“As we have seen over the course of the lockdown, people are eager to get out into nature and avail of the stunning scenery in our country.

“This funding will support the Greenways Strategy and help local authorities around the country prepare Greenway projects to be ready for construction funding in the coming years.

“The West Clare Railway Greenway will encourage tourism in the future, and will also provide a safe, segregated space for people walking and cycling.”

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