Waterways Ireland and a local authority have cooperated in opening a canalside walking and cycling path!
And an excitable minister opened it, saying
This has huge potential for tourism but it also has a huge knock on effect for communities in the health benefit facilities like this bring and this, in turn has benefits in reducing the press on our health services as well. I want to see more walkways because I want to see more people out walking and seeing the natural beauty that we here in Ireland are blessed to have around us.
And rightly so. But you don’t need an expensive canal in order to provide a walk.