Lough Derg walk to be extended

Clare County Council has commenced work on developing a walkway along the shore of Lough Derg from Killaloe to Ballycuggeran and Two-Mile Gate.

Clare County Council has commenced work on developing a walkway along the shore of Lough Derg from Killaloe to Ballycuggeran and Two-Mile Gate.

The existing 0.5km walkway runs from the centre of Killaloe to Brian Ború’s Fort. Work on the 1.8km extension to the walkway is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

The €100,000 project is funded under a €2m stimulus package recently announced by the Government to develop tourism in the Lakelands Lough Derg Region.

Cllr John Crowe, cathaoirleach of Clare County Council welcomed the project, adding that it is part of a “coordinated approach to enhancing the overall tourism infrastructure around Lough Derg.”