Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle said: “I am delighted to welcome An Taoiseach to Wicklow today.
“This new walking trail here at Vartry Reservoir has been a long time in the making, and is an amenity that will benefit the community here for many years to come.
“I want to thank An Taoiseach for coming here today to open our new trail. The development and upgrade of 15km of walks around the Vartry Reservoirs provides the community and visitors with safe access to areas that were previously inaccessible.
“A project like this involves many stakeholders, across the community here. It is important that the effort of everyone involved in getting this project over the line is acknowledged.
“I particularly want to thank Shay Cullen, who saw the potential in Vartry Reservoir. Shay and Terry Kavanagh, former Chairman of the Roundwood and District Community Council set the wheels of this project in motion.
“I know there are plans afoot for further expansion to other walking trails in Wicklow, I know that if people here in put their mind to something there is nothing they can’t achieve,” the Fine Gael Minister said.