This sounds like a wonderful scheme
Thirty bikes and three docking stations across the county are to form part of a Carlow cycle scheme, it has been confirmed.
Director of Services at Carlow County Council, Michael Brennan, told members of the plans for the scheme at this month's meeting of Bagenalstown Municipal District.
A Countryside Community Cycle Scheme has been given €20,000 for the development of bike sharing docking stations across the Carlow countryside.
Mr Brennan said this would involved "30 bikes and three docking stations across the county which can be used by the public and tourists".
He added that it is modelled on the Clonakilty Community Cycle Scheme and described it as the "rural version of the urban bike schemes".
The contract for the service will be going out to tender shortly.
Meanwhile, Carlow's camino - Turas Columbanus - has been given €112,000 in funding for development and signage at St Mullins - Maganey.
Mr Brennan confirmed this would provide for a bell at the top of Mount Leinster in the St Mullins area, interactive maps, mapboards, furniture and plans will also look at the surface of the ground in places.