Traders and councillors are to visit the site of the planned €500m reservoir.
Cllr Rosemary Whelan suggested the visit to the town council. “If we play this right, there will be a huge spin off. By 2020 this is to be fully functional, providing opportunities for windsurfing and kayaking.” Cllr Lisa Delaney said Mountmellick traders are also on board.“It is important everyone is involved,” she said.
“This is a golden opportunity for Mountmellick,” said Cllr Stephen Lynch.