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Athy Town Looks to Enhance River Barrow & Grand Canal Potential

2nd September 2013
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Athy waterway commitment – Patricia Berry, Kildare's Outdoor Tourism Project Officer; Brian O'Gorman, Athy Town Clerk; Arthur Lynch, Tri Athy Triathlon and Stone Mad Ultra Marathon; Dick Warner, Guest Speaker; Councillor Thomas Redmond, Cathaoirleach of Athy Town Council; and Mary Fennin Byrne, Managing Director, Clanard Court Hotel
Athy Town Looks to Enhance River Barrow & Grand Canal Potential

#athy – Athy's waterways have seen a renewed interest over recent years and are now home to an ever increasing range of activities and annual events, including the Tri Athy Triathlon which attracts thousands of visitors to the heritage town each year. International Formula One Driver Jenson Button participated in 2012 and the Minister for Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar, TD took the challenge over the June Bank Holiday earlier this year.

Following an initial seminar (Athy Waterways 'Enhancing the potential together') organised by Athy Town council last week, statutory organisations and local groups have committed to work together to prioritise actions that will enhance the River Barrow and Grand Canal, which both traverse the South Kildare town.

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