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18 May 2022

Longford roads and greenways land €9m cash injection

Nearly €9m has been allocated to Longford’s national roads and greenways for 2022, Longford Fine Gael Senator Micheal Carrigy has confirmed.

The Ballinalee postmaster revealed one of the biggest recipients, the well documented plan for a Mid Shannon Wilderness Park in the south of the county, has received €750,000 towards its development. 

"Community buy-in is central to the future of our Greenways, which are one of the big success stories of rural Ireland," he said.

"Greenways are a wonderful amenity for leisure and tourism, and they are also important for everyday journeys to school, work or the shops."

Over €7m has been allocated to Longford County Council for the upgrading of roads and footpaths.

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