Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Inland Waterways Development
88. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the specific capital funding that will be allocated towards maintenance and improvement works on the Erne and Shannon Waterway in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1765/19]
In 2019, Waterways Ireland plans to complete 10.4km of Greenway enhancement towpath on the Shannon Erne waterway and to advance plans to secure funding to create a Greenway along this 64km route.
The specific capital funding that will be allocated towards maintenance and improvement works on the Shannon-Erne Waterway in 2019 by Waterways Ireland is €125,000.
Waterways Ireland is also partnered with local authorities in 3rd party projects in the amount of: €311,500.
These projects are as follows:
- Blueway Leitrim Village to Kilclare Trail Development - €162,000 (Waterways Ireland Contribution) - Partner: Leitrim County Council
- Blueway Ballyconnell to Bellaheady Bridge Trail Development - €124,500 (Waterways Ireland Contribution) - Partner Cavan County Council
- Aghalane to Lock 1 Corraquill Trail Extension Forward Planning Development - €25,000 (Waterways Ireland Contribution - Partner Cavan County Council.