Work has commenced on a €630,000 path up Errigal Mountain.
For decades tens of thousands of people have climbed the iconic Donegal mountain.
However, recent concerns over safety for those climbing the mountain saw Donegal County Council lobbied to push for a safer path.
Funding of more than half a million was given to construct a pathway up the mountain while other improvements include upland path repair, drainage, fencing, and car parking.
The money has been granted by under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme in collaboration with Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority.
Councillor Micheal MacGiolla Easbuig said the new pathway was a game-changer for local tourism and paid tribute to the people of Dunlewey.
He said “I couldn’t give enough recognition to Coiste Forbairt Dhún Lúiche – there would be no pathway up Errigal but for them.
“This certainly is a game changer in terms of West Donegal. Projects like this must be about locals but the footfall this will bring to area will be massive,” he said.