FINAL FUNDING TRANCHE FOR HISTORIC CITY LANDMARKJuly 9, 2012 - 4:22pm
The final portion of funding for the fisheries tower restoration has been approved today.
35 thousand euro has been allocated by Galway City Council to rebuild the footbridge and watchtower at Wolfe Tone Bridge.
Together with todays funding boost and a financial pledge of 100 thousand euro from Inland Fisheries Ireland, the tower will be given a new lease of life after it became unsafe to use three years ago.
Work is expected to begin after the summer following the completion of a report by Inland Fisheries into the design and construction of the footbridge which is now set to come in under the expected cost of 160 thousand euro.
Chair person of the Lough Corrib board of trustees, Councillor Padraig Conneely outlines what's in store for the landmark site.