During the election campaign and since, many residents of Blanchardstown and Castleknock have been asking when the Royal Canal tow path will be reopened. The path has been closed since October 2013, as work is undertaken to upgrade it as a pedestrian and cycle route.
I’ve contacted officials in the Fingal County Council Planning Department and they confirm that it will be open for use from the 20th June. The final sections have recently been surfaced and all that remains at this point is the installation of lights.
The new path will offer cyclists and walkers a much smoother and safer route along the Royal Canal. It will increase the Canal’s long term potential as a recreation and tourism resource for Dublin 15. I look forward to it being open for our use soon.