Inniscarra’s Coachford Greenway was officially opened this past Friday, October 31. It is expected that the official opening of the trail will play a big part in bringing an influx of tourists to Cork.
The Greenway, which stretches for 2.8km, is the final touch in the development of Inniscarra Lake as a major attraction for the area. It provides a space in which walkers, joggers, rowing spectators and fishing enthusiasts can enjoy nature and participate in water sports.
The multi-purpose amenity has been in the works for the last two years. It is hoped that its completion will herald an increase in the number of tourists flocking to the region.
The project was developed by Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development (ILTD) in association with the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland and in partnership with Cork County Council, the ESB and Inland Fisheries Ireland.
Work on the Greenway was part-funded by Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, Fermoy. The local development company provided the project with €133,560.23 of funding under the LEADER Rural Development Programme, 2007-2013.
Sean Sherlock TD, Michael Creed TD, County Mayor Alan Coleman and representatives of ILTD and Avondhu Blackwater were present at the launch, along with crowds of enthusiastic supporters of the project.