Funding from the Outdoor Recreation Scheme will be a Gamechanger for the Area
Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said that funding of €155,700 to improve accessibility at the Grand Canal at Ballyteague will be a game changer for the area. The funding is confirmed this morning (Tuesday) under the Outdoor Recreation Scheme by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys.
“This funding of €155,700 to improve accessibility on the grand canal bank around Ballyteague GAA Club will be a game changer for the many groups and individuals who use the GAA club and its many activities on a daily basis. My colleague Cllr Brendan Wyse has worked with Ballyteague GAA and local groups to push for this works. Working with the Parks Department of Kildare County Council and Waterways Ireland they came up with a plan for improvement works at the canal bank which can now proceed with this funding confirmed under the Outdoor Recreation Scheme.
“The works will see a full resurface of the tow path at Ballyteague to the main road, providing an alternative safe route for access as well as new user friendly and fully accessible fishing bays and bike bays. This will provide safer access for Allenwood Day Care Centre, Ballyteague Community Hub, Allen CE Scheme Good Morning Kildare and all who operate out of the Ballyteague GAA club grounds. The Club is a great example of a GAA club at the heart of its community providing facilities and space for many local and community based projects that assist young and old in the area.
“Both myself and Cllr Brendan Wyse are delighted that this funding can now improve accessibility in the area for these groups and their users and we look forward to continue to work with them to see the works completed”, concluded Minster Heydon.