Details of proposed Athlone to Galway Greenway route are emerging
The Dublin Galway Greenway blog has learned that a decision is imminent on the preferred route from Athlone to Galway.
This route section is the final jigsaw piece of the coast to coast greenway which is a strategic priority by the government.
Several news outlets are reporting today that a preferred route has been selected. The greenway team are due to meet local councillors tomorrow to explain the decision and a further public consultation will then take place.
Galway Bay FM are reporting that Route 5 has been selected. This route would see the route go from Athlone to Shannon bridge , Clonfert, Meelick and Eyrecourt before going on via Portumna, Clarinbridge and Oranmore.
Many supporters of the other proposed route will be disappointed if the rumoured route is in fact route 5. Local representative Ciaran Cannon is calling for the government to link up the villages and towns on the other links to the national greenway network.
As of now (Monday Dec 6th) it is still not confirmed that route 5 will be the preferred route. According to the Shannonside news, Senator Aisling Dolan has said that the route has still not been confirmed and that an official announcement is due this week from the project office.
The wait goes on.....