24th Feb, 2014
COMPLETION OF NEW COASTAL FOOTPATH ON GHAN ROAD CARLINGFORD, COUNTY LOUTH.
In conjunction with lead partner East Border Region Ltd, Louth County Council have recently completed the construction of a new footpath and associated street lights on Ghan Road, Carlingford Co. Louth which was 100% funded by the European Union through the INTERREG IVA funding stream at a cost of €60,000.
The project involved the construction of 300m length of new footpath, improving the horizontal alignment of the road at a dangerous bend, and eleven new street lights.
The provision of the new footpath will enhance Carlingford which is a village highly dependent on the tourism industry with over 60% of the village population involved in the industry. The village has won numerous awards for its tourism / walking offerings but this has only been in relation to mountain walks. This new footpath along the coastal area will provided a safe environment to allow tourists and local residents to access Hospital Point to view the flora and fauna of Carlingford Lough.
Pictured at the launch are officials and elected representatives from Louth County Council, East Border Region Ltd and local residents.