Cllr Wayne Harding has said that. ” The announcement of the preferred route for the section of the Boyne Greenway from The Battle of the Boyne site at Oldbridge will be a game changer in tourism for the whole of the Boyne Valley.

‘The plan is to put a cycle and pedestrian Greenway in place, but 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 eventually be the exact same length as the Waterford Greenway which is turning out to be one of the top tourist destinations in the country.

‘In 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 3 hours of his time and it was invaluable.

“The Boyne River meanders through a valley that is incredibly rich in all aspects of Irish history including a world heritage site that is older than the pyramids.

“To connect Bettystown Beach to Drogheda, Slane, Navan and Trim by foot, bikes and boats is an absolute no brainer at a time when we are looking for ways to combat the devastating ravages of climate change” he said, adding that “It has the potential to be the finest greenway in the country, these plans give Slane, Duleek and Donore the potential to become part of an extraordinary story that will be The Boyne Greenway.