Tipperary County Council have been awarded € 200,000 under the Department of Rural and Community Developments Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) to upgrade the existing Tipperary Town to Limerick Junction walkway. The project includes pathway widening and resurfacing, pedestrian safety measures and other improvements.

The project is part of a wider effort to develop a linear walking trail stretching from Soloheadbeg to the Glen of Aherlow. Separate funding totalling circa € 45,000 was awarded earlier this year to design the off-road route between Limerick Junction and Soloheadbeg.

The project is a key tourism action within the Tipperary Town Revitalisation Strategy and Action Plan, and a working group consisting of members from the Task Force, Tipperary County Council, South Tipperary Development Company, Glen of Aherlow Failte Society, Solohead GAA and Tipperary Town Chamber of Commerce has been established to drive the project forward.

Tipperary Town Revitalisation Task Force Chairperson Carmel Fox commented that this was an important step in bringing forward a world class visitor amenity, and that providing a waymarked route from Tipperary Town to the Soloheadbeg Memorial Monument will add real value to the town and the wider area.

Existing Tipperary Town to Limerick Junction Pedestrian Route

Link to full Department Press Release: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/c267d-our-rural-future-minister-humphreys-launches-embracing-irelands-outdoors/