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November 04, 2008

Funds for Sli na Slainte Improvements in Derrinturn


Funding of €100,000 has been allocated by Clane Area Councillors and Kildare County Council to improve the condition of the Irish Heart Foundation’s former Sli na Slainte in Derrinturn, in an effort to get the route reinstated on the foundation’s list of approved walking routes.

The Sli na Slainte was removed from the Irish Heart Foundation’s list of approved routes on it’s website last March after concerns were raised about pedestrian safety.

Cllr Daragh Fitzpatrick has told this paper that the 4 Clane Area Councillors, himself, Cllr Liam Doyle (FF), Cllr Brendan Weld (FG) and Cllr Tony McEvoy (Ind), had approved  the combined use of €60,000 from their Discretionary Funds to meet the cost of the works.  The additional €40,000 is being provided by Kildare County Council.

The Clane Area Councillors are committed to seeing the route reinstated by the Irish Heart Foundation. Walking is enjoyable, the whole family can take part, and it is a great way to keep fit and enjoy our lovely countryside, added Cllr Fitzpatrick.