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Opening of Lee Walkway - North Mall to Mardyke

The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Deirdre Clune, officially opened the North Mall to Mardyke section of the Lee Walk on 1st February 2006. This section of the walkway involved construction of a new bridge, the Mardyke Bridge crossing the Lee and construction of pathway from the former Distillery Site at the North Mall out onto the Western Road.



Joe Kennelly, Director of Service, Recreation Amenity and Culture, Cork City Council, Councillor Tony Fitzgerald, Pat Madden, CEO Mercy University Hospital, Councillor Michael O'Connell, Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Clune, Dave Walsh, Director of Development, Mercy University Hospital, Micheal Lyons, Parks Capital Projects, Cork City Council, Aine Hyland, UCC Vice President, Mark Poland, Director of Building, UCC.



The new 2 million euro Mardyke Riverside Walkway (as part of the overall 'Banks of the Lee' walkway) was officially opened on Wednesday 1st February 2006 by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre Clune. This riverside walkway begins at the entrance to the 'Distillery Fields' at Wise's Quay/St Vincents bridge, and continues westwards through the Distillery fields (beside the north channel of the Lee), over the new Harland and Wolff Mardyke Pedestrian Bridge and onto the Mardyke Walk. Users will be able to continue westward on Mardyke Walk, walk through Fitzgeralds Park and continue to the Western Road/Thomas Davis Bridge, using the esting riverside pathway behing UCC sports facilities.



Mardyke Bridge


The next phase of the 'Banks of the Lee' project will involve constructing a public walkway to the north (and through the property) of the Sacred Heart Missionaries, through the western 'tip' of the 'island of Cork City), across a new pedestrian bridge linking this 'tip' to the walkway at the rear of the Kingsley hotel and onwards to the 'Lee Fields'. Further connections from the 'Lee Fields' to Curraheen/Bishopstown are at an advanced planning stage.





Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Clune, Mark Birch, Eddie Fogarty, and Michael Harrington, Parks Capital Projects, Cork City Council.

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