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Village to Cemetery Footpath Project

The footpath from the village to the graveyard is now compete. This includes a very well constructed fence and gate entrances as well as a green beech hedge and over 60 acer Trees

Peadar O'Callaghan, who is the chairman of the local development association, welcomed everybody to the opening last Friday evening and said the completion of the footpath was a dream come true for so many people in Boherbue.

"This magnificent project and the recent resurfacing of the road makes it so easy for people to walk to the graveyard from the village," Peadar said.

Peadar thanked everybody involved in bringing both projects to fruition. "These projects are an excellent example of a community interaction with stakeholders and statutory bodies to make it all come about," he added.

These sentiments were echoed by Michael Cronin, chairman of the Tidy Towns Committee and Councillor Bernard Moynihan, who cut the ribbon and officially opened the new footpath.  

Minister Michael Creed was also present for the opening. "This was an excellent team effort and a fantastic achievement," Minister Creed said. 

Footpath Construction Stages

In 2015, Boherbue Tidy Towns had a vision to construct a footpath between the village and the graveyard a distance of over 700 meters. The major challenge was the cost, as well as getting permission from the land owners to allow construction. The landowners involved were very cooperative and allowed the development to go ahead.
We met with the local Dairy Co-operative, Cork County Council as well as IRD Duhallow and a funding plan was put in place. The overall cost was €200,000.
The completed project means that the graveyard is now part of the village environs and provides great safety to all visitors, particularly on funeral days.  The new footpath is also part of a fantastic walk system within Boherbue.