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Agreement reached on future cycling routes in Kilrush and its hinterlands

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Agreement has been reached with regard to the establishment of new cycling routes in Kilrush and its hinterlands.

An appeal was issued by Cllr Ian Lynch (IND) for Clare County Council to “develop a number of cycle family friendly routes throughout Kilrush Town” in a motion to the June meeting of the West Clare Municipal District.

Senior engineer, Alan Kennelly said the local authority was “committed to providing enhanced family friendly facilities” across the county. Its success is dependent on there being “a co-ordinated approach” between the West Clare MD along with the Council’s planning and tourism sections.

He confirmed that there has already been an agreement on cycle routes across Kilrush and its hinterlands. “Once a cycle route has been finalised, the route promoters should engage with Clare County Council. Feasibility reports, costings, possible funding sources can then be prepared and identified”.

Praise for the work of Paul Edson in advocating for cycling throughout West Clare was referenced by Cllr Lynch. “The routes have been identified, can we get the rest across the line,” the Kilrush representative added. Cllr Roisin Garvey (GP) seconded the motion.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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