Boardwalk connecting Galway and Offaly closed over social distancing issues

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Galway Daily news Boardwalk connecting Galway and Offaly closed over social distancing issues

The newly opened boardwalk connecting Galway and Offaly has been closed due to social distancing issues.

Waterways Ireland said today that the Meelick weir walkway is closing from today due to a request from the Gardaí.

The €2.5 million boardwalk across the River Shannon opened earlier this month, after being completed with the joint efforts of Irish Water, National Parks and Wildlife, Fáilte Ireland, and the OPW

“Waterways Ireland wishes to notify the public of the closure of the walkway at Meelick weir from Saturday 02 Jan 2021 until further notice,” a statement from Waterways Ireland read today.

“The closure of the walkway is at the request of An Garda Siochana due to issues with compliance with social distancing protocols on and near the walkway.”

“Waterways Ireland apologies for any inconvenience caused and wishes to thank its customers for their cooperation.”