Agriculture Minister Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. will visit Upperchurch this Thursday, May 1st to officially open three new developments. The Minister is expected to be in the village from 6pm to 8.30pm.
The first port of call will be at the the newly developed Visitor Information Centre. This building was for many years the area dispensary but was bought from the HSE and converted into a bright, welcoming tourist information centre and office. It is also used as a base for genealogical research and as a display centre for local crafts.
The Minister will then open the recently constructed indoor climbing wall. This is the only such facility in the county and has been almost completely booked out since opening in December. About 20 local supervisors have been trained and the facility is suitable for use by all ages. Both the climbing wall and the Visitor Information Centre have been developed with the assistance of North Tipp Leader Partnership.
The third amenity the Minister will open is the new walk around Upperchurch Bog. The gravelled walk is over a kilometre long, is completely level and suitable for those starting training or who just want an off road walk. This walk is the brainchild of well known local craftsman Phil Bourke who was also involved in the practical work of bringing the project to fruition. The evening’s events will conclude with refreshments in the hall.