Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín and Slane, Bettystown rep Peter Whelan met with Fáilte Ireland today to see what can be done to speed up the deliver of the Boyne Greenway. According to Peter Whelan:

“We received good news today. The preferred route for the Boyne Greenway to Navan will be published in the coming weeks. We welcome this. The Boyne Greenway is a campaign that is close to our hearts. The project had its genesis in a motion that was passed by Peradar Tóibín when he was a councillor on Navan Town Council. However the whole process has taken far too long”.

“This project is of international importance. This is our Valley of the Kings. The Boyne Valley is full of world renowned heritage sites. Newgrange is a Unesco World heritage site and the Hill of Tara has been  included on Ireland’s ‘Tentative List’ for UNESCO World Heritage Status. This is before we talk about the Battle of the Boyne site, Slane Castle, Slane Hill, Trim Castle and many other locations of note”.

“The Boyne Greenway would turbo boost the tourism sector in Meath. It would bring people into the county for days at a time. The one frustration I have is the glacial pace of development. We are seeking to put pressure on every and all authorities in the land to speed up the process. The publication of the preferred route is a start but I am now calling for a joint steering group made up of the Meath County Council, the Department of Transport and Fáilte Ireland to not get behind its speedy delivery to Trim”.