Over €23m for Sligo/Leitrim Road and Greenway Projects

Over €23m has been announced for Sligo/Leitrim Road and Greenway projects as part of an overall half a billion funding announcement from the government this afternoon for Ireland’s national roads and greenways in 2024.

The Significant funding will see a number of projects progress under this announcement, including the long-awaited news on the N17 and the N4 alongside progress for the Sligo Greenway and the SLNCR greenway from Sligo to Enniskillen.

Upon hearing the announcement, Deputy Frank Feighan, TD for Sligo Leitrim said: “There was deep concern that the progress of the N17 and the N4 would be halted, the TII funding allocations indicate otherwise.

“Both of these projects are essential to the development and investment potential for the North West.

“Sligo needs the N17 road project to progress without any delays and I am thankful to this government and my party leader for listening to my concerns and ensuring the necessary funding was provided in this year’s allocation.

“Finally, I am delighted to see the major greenway projects across both counties progress under this funding statement today.

“Over the coming years the development of the SLNCR and the Sligo Greenway is pivotal to Sligo and North Leitrim’s tourism ambitions”

On top of this, Deputy Feighan has also expressed his delight with the allocation of €300,000 towards the progression of the Lough Key Greenway to Carrick-on-Shannon.

“Back in 2022 we received an allocation of €250,000 towards this project which has really great potential to connect North Roscommon with the county town in Leitrim and connecting into other tourism markets which will benefit both counties.

“I am so pleased to see this funding to continue to progress a project that I believe will provide great opportunities for tourism for the Boyle area” concluded Deputy Feighan.