Showing posts from January, 2016

January 2016 Greenway Update

It has been a relatively quiet month on the Dublin Galway Greenway project. As the controversy  over the East Galway route quietens down, focus has shifted to the Kildare and Meath section of the greenway. We can only suspect that the project planners are taking stock after the bruising they received from the landowners in Galway and are now taking some time out to consider the best way forward for the western section of the greenway. But while the Dublin Galway greenway takes a breather, supporters of national greenway projects were heartened by the following news updates: Reconciliation Hopes in Sligo Mayo Greenway The West On Track and the Sligo Greenway groups took some steps towards a reconciliation over the past month. These two groups have been in very different camps about the potential use of the Sligo to Claremorris disused railway. After the Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue stated that the actual rail tracks have no value in any future operational ra

Leitrims Greenway plans could link with the Dublin Galway Greenway

According to reports from the Shannonside newsroom , Leitrim county council is seeking funds to develop two new greenway routes that could link with the Dublin Galway Greenway. CEO of Leitrim County Council Frank Curran says the council will apply for seven million euro to construct a cycling track between Manorhamilton to Enniskillen in County Fermanagh along the disused railway track. The council will also look to progress a greenway between Dromod in South Leitrim that will connect to Belturbet in County Cavan. These ambitious projects will help build Leitrim's growing reputation as a outdoor activity destination and fits alongside projects such as the successful Shannon Blueway canoe and walking trails. The success of the Mayo greenway has encouraged more councils to look to build greenways in their own county and when joined together and promoted internationally could attract millions of tourists to parts of Ireland that have traditional been bypassed by tourists. Pla