Reaction to Tipperary County Councils rejection of the Clonmel to Thurles Greenway motion

by admin on 19/07/2017

Naturally, we are very disappointed by Tipperary County Council’s decision not to explore the potential of the Thurles to Clonmel greenway more, however, we are resolute that this greenway would bring many economic and social benefits to South Tipperary and the Thurles district in terms of a significant boost to tourism, and in addition, will also provide a safe environment for people and their families to exercise and explore the beautiful Tipperary countryside. For these factors, we will persevere with our campaign as we believe it to be a very worthy one.

From speaking to various people around the county and beyond on a daily basis it is perfectly clear that the vast majority share our vision. So far we have obtained over a thousand petition signatures and support and volunteers for our group are also ever increasing. Additionally, many businesses along the towns of the route are very much in favour on this greenway becoming a reality.

We would encourage Tipperary County council to explore all options in this regard such as doing it on a phase by phase basis. Additionally, we would also encourage the council to explore all options in terms of seeking national or EU funding and also the route logistics and to not just focus merely on following the exact line itself wholly. Undoubtedly, using the line is one solution due to the width and flat nature of the track itself but it doesn’t have to be the only solution.


Tipperary Greenway Campaign Group


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1 David Moloney August 3, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Tipperary Greenway Proposed

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2 alan moore July 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm

I fully support proposal to do feasability study with a view to phased introduction of Greenway eg Clonmel to Fethard. Leader/South Tipp Development Co funding and other streams to be explored as part of study, and link to Fethard Tourism and Business Group, local cycling clubs and other relevant stakeholders. Fly a drone with camera along route to get people interested..


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