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Floating Boardwalk Completes Shannon Blueway At Acres Lake

6th September 2017
Minister Michael Ring meets Waterways Ireland staff and elected and executive Members of Leitrim County Council at Acres Lake last December to see progress on the boardwalk, which is now open Minister Michael Ring meets Waterways Ireland staff and elected and executive Members of Leitrim County Council at Acres Lake last December to see progress on the boardwalk, which is now open

#InlandWaters - The floating boardwalk at Acres Lake in Co Leitrim — a first for Ireland — is now open, completing the final leg of the Shannon Blueway.

Afloat.ie previously reported on the project in Drumshanbo when current Rural Development Minister Michael Ring visited the site to meet with Waterways Ireland staff last December, in his previous capacity as Minister of State for Regional Economic Development.

The 600m Blueway Boardwalk between Drumshanbo and Carrick-on-Shannon completes a 14km section of the blueway and connects it to a near 200km network of paths for walkers and cyclists across the waterways of Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Cavan.

Minister Ring described the €500,000 project as “an excellent investment” when he attended its opening yesterday (Tuesday 5 September).

A further €1.1 million has been allocated for a new walking and cycleway from Carrick-on-Shannon to Leitrim village and between Acres Lake and the Lough Allen Hotel, according to The Irish Times.

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