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RTÉ presenter to lead the Woodenbridge Blueway Walk

The Woodenbridge Blueway Walk will take place on Sunday April 22 and the organisers have confirmed that an RTÉ’s ‘Ear to the Ground’ presenter Helen Carroll will lead this year’s 7km event.

Last year, the walk was led by crime journalist Paul Williams, and there was a large turn out.

Event organisers will be hoping even more will get out to support the walk and enjoy the picturesque lands of the Woodenbridge area.

Starting 2pm from the Woodenbridge, registration will take place from 1.15pm.

This 7km trail which is part of the overall Erkina Blueway Project follows the River Erkina for 3km, before crossing the foot bridge over the River Goul, bisecting the scenic Curragh wetlands where many species of migrant Birds make their home for the Winter.

The route then turns right to join the beautiful Alluvial Woodlands and follows the forest path of Bishopswood leading to the public road.

From here the trail continues by Dereen to the finish at Newtown Mill where refreshments will be held.

On the evening a monster raffle will also be held with numerous prizes on offer.

All are invited to be part of this event which will support the Woodenbridge Community Alert CCTV Project plans for which are at an advanced stage.

The group have been granted Planning permission and have all necessary paperwork complete to install cameras at five locations in the area, however the installation will only go ahead after the national issue of data controller is resolved by the authorities.

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