A MICHAEL Collins Trail is set to become the jewel in the crown of West Cork and provide much-needed signage to various places associated with the icon.
At a meeting of Cork County Council this week, it was confirmed that a budget of €40,000 has been secured for this project, with a completion date of February 2017.
The original motion, calling for the provision of signage for Michael Collins sites at various associated locations throughout West Cork, was proposed by FG Cllr Noel O’Donovan, at a recent West Cork Municipal District meeting.
‘This is an issue that I’ve been working on for some time and I am delighted that we now have confirmation that both funding and permission from TII (formerly NRA) is now in place,’ Cllr O’Donovan told The Southern Star.
‘And more importantly, a timeline has been given for the proposed works. Overall it’s a great news story for West Cork and is sure to boost the local economy with increased visitor numbers. Michael Collins deserves to be remembered appropriately for the ultimate sacrifice he gave.’ It is also proposed to locate directional signs on local, regional and the N71 and N22 roads.