Construction on a new community footpath in Craughwell will begin in August and will take about 10 months to complete, it has been confirmed.
The new amenity will boost accessibility between the village, school and local recreational facilities and locals will benefit from it by next summer, Minister Ciarán Cannon said.
The Craughwell Community Footpath project received €100,000 in funding late last year under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Commenting on the project, Minister Cannon said: “This is great news for Craughwell and I wish to acknowledge the roles of Cllr. Joe Byrne and Cllr. Michael Maher in working with myself and local stakeholders to bring this project to fruition.
“As we move out of the pandemic, it is vital that we continue to ensure that rural regions receive the support that they need to build up local communities and this is one such project which will do that and ensure that the local community will be able to benefit from this amenity by next summer.”