Funding secured for new riverside trail in Limerick city

Owen Hickey

Reporter:

Owen Hickey

LIMERICK’S tourism industry is set for a major boost after funding of over €3m was secured for the development of a trail along Howley’s Quay.

LIMERICK’S tourism industry is set for a major boost after funding of over €3m was secured for the development of a trail along Howley’s Quay.

The trail, which covers the area between Shannon Bridge and Sarsfield Bridge, is the next stage of the Limerick Riverside Improvement Strategy. One side of the river bank is set for major remodelling in the new project with public realm works, including coach parking bays, interpretation boards, board walks, street furniture and lighting and slipways to the river.

The funding is being provided by Fáilte Ireland under the Tourism Capital Investment Programme.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan believes this is a critical development for the city and thinks locals will benefit.

“I welcome this allocation by Fáilte Ireland towards the development of Limerick’s public tourism infrastructure. The works on the banks of the river Shannon are critical to further developing Limerick’s position as a Riverside City and this funding will assist in developing the surrounding city as an attraction for visitors,” he said.