Kildare’s new Mayor Fiona O’Loughlin joined Minister Alan O’Kelly in launching the Arthurs Way Greenway Project earlier today at the Village at Lyons near Celbridge.
Arthur’s Way is a 17km heritage trail that follows in the footsteos of Arthur Guinnss.
It links many of the historic sites associated with Ireland’s most famous brewers - from Celbridge, where Arthur spent his childhood, Leixlip where he built his first brewery and to Oughterard graveyard where he is buried near his ancestral home.
The trail passes the outer wall of the Village at Lyons along a canal tow-path, as well as passing through Castletown House and Ardclough.
Mayor O’Loughlin and Minister O’Kelly both expressed the hope of the creaters of the trail that it will attract tourism to the area.
Both also referred to the fact that this is currently National Bike Week, the likely mode of transport for most people on the trial.
The runaway success of the Greenway from Westport to Achill island has promopted the development of similar projects around the country