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Mayor Holland welcomes EU investment in Dodder Greenway

21 January, 2016 - by Sarah Holland

Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Sarah Holland, has welcomed EU investment into the Dodder Greenway Project to the tune of €1.5 million.

The EU funding will be matched by the local authority, and will be used to work on two specific sections of the greenway:  Firhouse to Wellington Lane and Springfield Avenue to Springfield Road, to include a new bridge at Bushy Park.

Cllr Holland said:

“Councillors in the Sinn Féin led Progressive Alliance have voted year on year to add significant investment to this important project.

I very much welcome this ERDF Grant Assistance which will complete a large chunk of the Dodder Greenway.

The Dodder Valley is one of the beautiful features of our county, and the cycleway will help take cars off the road and improve traffic flow.”

The investment into the Dodder Greenway complements the recent refurbishment of Rathfarnham Castle, the upcoming Grange Road cycleway improvement plans (currently out for public consultation) which is to include a beautiful plaza at the entrance to St Enda’s Park and the Rathfarnham village regeneration scheme.

Cllr Holland continued:

“We will see a lot of investment into the Rathfarnham area over the next few years, with the effect of making our village a beautiful little gateway into the Dublin Mountains, which will be a boost for residents, tourists and local businesses alike”

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