Galway County Council are inviting members of the public to view the plans for the Galway to Oughterard Greenway route. The project consists of 27km of cycle track connecting Galway to Maigh Cuilinn, Rosscahill and Oughterard; located mainly along the disused Galway to Clifden Railway Line.
You are invited to view plans of the route and make any comments or observations via questionnaires, which will be available at the Public Information Display.
Any views or concerns you have regarding the scheme will also be welcome.
The Connemara Greenway Project - Cliften to Oughterard
The project will consist of developing a walking/cycle track (Greenway) along the dismantled Galway to Clifden railway line from Oughterard to Clifden. The purpose of the project is to provide all members of the local community and visitors alike with a safe and accessible way of using the dismantled railway line for walking and cycling. It is envisaged that this will also benefit the local economy.
The project is being developed by local community groups in Clifden, Recess and Oughterard with support from Fáilte Ireland, Galway County Council and Forum Connemara Ltd.
The Greenway will form part of the Bord Fáilte National Cycle Network. The National Cycle Network, as promoted in ‘A Strategy for the Development of Irish Cycle Tourism’ (2007) sets out a plan of long distance cycle routes across the country.