Cllr Wayne Harding has told Meath Live he is pleased with the cutrent state of play on the construction of the Boyne Greenway.

‘There is ongoing progress on the Boyne Greenway with the TII requesting flood modelling data along the river as we edge closer to the announcement of a preferred route.

‘The transport department are compiling this specific modelling to assist with the route selection of what would be a game changer in tourism for the whole of the Boyne Valley.

‘The plan is to put a cycle and pedestrian Greenway from trim to the coast at Bettystown, and also to restore the Boyne navigation system. Sections of the Greenway are already used and some sections are more advanced in planning than others.

‘The full length of the Greenway would almost be the exact same length as the Waterford Greenway which is turning out to be one of the top tourist destinations in the country.

‘2019 I headed up a delegation to Waterford and met with Michael Walsh and his team. Michael, the Waterford Council CE who was the driving force in delivering their now famous Greenway gave us three hours of his time and it was invaluable.

‘The Boyne Valley is a treasure chest of beauty which would be incredible to explore by cycle, on foot or by boat.’