New Greenway from Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, to the National Museum of Ireland – Country life

Posted in Connect on April 30, 2015.

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The newly developed Greenway from Lough Lannagh, Castlebar to the National Museum at Turlough will be officially opened tomorrow Friday 1st May by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and by Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD.

The Greenway is a 10km trail offering a pleasant mix of countryside to include fields, riverside woodlands, small sections of quiet country back roads and urban settings.  The Greenway forms part of the National Cycle Network which is currently being developed throughout Ireland.

This facility is designed for shared use for leisure walkers, joggers and cyclists. The route is mainly traffic-free and off- road with a solid surface, consisting of both tarred and compacted gravel and can be used to commute to and from school or work.

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Funding of €725,000 was made available from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport under the National Cycle Network Programme to develop the Greenway from Springfield, Castlebar to the National Museum and Mayo County Council also provided match funding to the same amount for the urban section of Greenway from Lough Lannagh – Sprinfield. The total funding package was €1,450,000

The Greenway was designed and developed by Mayo County Council using its own staff. The bridges were constructed by Shevlin Engineering, Belmullet and the final trail surface was completed by Michael O’Malley Tarmacadam

The Greenway was developed by way of Permissive Access in partnership with 28 local landowners without whose cooperation, enthusiasm and support the Greenway would have not been made possible.

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