Sunday, June 21, 2015

Greenway Updates June 2015

In the last few weeks, a number of news stories related to the Dublin Galway Greenway came into prominence.


Earlier in the month, we heard from Councillor Tom Farrell on the Shannonside FM news welcoming the significant progress being made on the Athlone to Mullingar section of the Dublin Galway Greenway. Councillor Farrell expressed his views that the opening of new Athlone to Mullingar cycleway will “re-unite Co Westmeath”.


In the last week, however, there has been mixed news on the hope of having a speedy resolution to the controversial route options on the Connaught part of the route. The Connaught Tribune reports that TD gives pledge that cycleway won’t go ahead without the support of locals. In a effort to keep everyone onside we suspect that the route on the Galway side of the greenway may start to slow now as negotiations and concessions commence.


But in an interesting development, the Connaught tribune has a story that reports that the Athenry and Sligo greenway group suggests Apple i-Way between Athenry and Sligo. As reported before by this website, joining the Longford greenway with a link to a future  Athenry and Sligo greenway could be a more realistic answer to getting a coast to coast Dublin Galway greenway.

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