Youghal is getting a serious boost as work had got underway on a boardwalk going along it’s shoreline.
The current walk in Youghal is being extended from Claycastle Beach onto Redbarn in a project expected to cost €1.7 million.
Once finished it will be part of the National Coastal Walk route with Cork County Council saying it’ll drastically improve the “beach experience” as it connects Redbarn with the town.
The 2m wide path will also improve access for people with wheelchairs and buggies.
Co Cork’s brand new Co Mayor Mary Linehan Foyle, who hails from the town, said she’s “especially proud” to see it get underway.
She said: “I am especially proud to sign this contact as County Mayor for what is a fantastic amenity in Youghal.
“The extension will see the original 400 metre boardwalk at Claycastle beach, which was completed in 2012 extended by 1.5km as far as Redbarn beach.
“The boardwalk is hugely popular and this further development is great news for Youghal and the community.
“It also offers an opportunity to raise awareness of the ecological significance of Ballyvergan Marsh and coastal zone, providing low impact on the environment, restricting erosion, and provision of an awareness platform of the area’s value to both locals and visitors alike.”