Center Parcs officially open woodland footpath at Longford Forest

local community opening of woodland footpath at Longford Forest

29 June 2017

Center Parcs welcomes local community for official opening of woodland footpath

Center Parcs welcomes local community for official opening of woodland footpath 

Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs, was on hand to officially open the new woodland footpath at Newcastle Wood, Ballymahon on Thursday 29th June, another key milestone for Center Parcs in the local community.

Over 100 members of the local community attended on the day and watched on as Martin Dalby and Cllr. Mick Cahill cut a ribbon to officially mark the opening. They then led an inaugural walk around the new 5.1km circular route.

While the full circular route was open on Thursday 29th June for the official opening, a section of the existing footpath along Church Walk will remain closed during construction works for health and safety reasons. The majority of the footpath, however, is now permanently open to the public, with the Church Walk section due to reopen next year.

Speaking at the official opening, Martin Dalby, CEO, Center Parcs, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be here today to celebrate this milestone with the local community. When we submitted our plans, we said that we would provide a new footpath for the local community and today we are here to celebrate this with them”.

Center Parcs Longford Forest is due to open in 2019. Once open and operational, the €233m forest holiday village will employ approximately 1,000 people and will have capacity for up to 2,500 guests. Center Parcs estimates that, when operational, the new holiday village would add approximately €32 million to Irish GDP per annum.