Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Inland Waterways

Patricia Ryan (Kildare South, Sinn Fein)
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1094. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the progress being made with the Barrow blueway project; the target date for completion; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10605/20]

Photo of Josepha MadiganJosepha Madigan (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael)
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In November 2019, funding of €5m was awarded under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund to Waterways Ireland and its partners, Kildare and Laois County Councils to progress the Barrow Blueway from Lowtown to Athy.  As part of indicative timescales in relation to the project, Waterways Ireland has informed the Department that detailed analysis and design of the route and infrastructure is taking place currently. Work is due to  commence on the project in Autumn 2020 with a completion date of Spring 2022.

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