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Every generation is afraid to lose what was gained before. And so it is with the trains. There is a great sentimentality about the fear of losing the rail services.
Every generation is afraid to lose what was gained before. And so it is with the trains. There is a great sentimentality about the fear of losing the rail services. When one thinks of what was lost when the Galway to Clifden service was discontinued, you have to cringe. Imagine the cultural and economic possibilities of that service were it there today. Imagine that train puffing its way through the valleys, past the lakes, over the rivers and arriving in that town in the foothills of Connemara.
CIE has confirmed that the development of the Quiet Man Greenway along the Tuam to Athenry railway line will not prevent it from opening the rail line again for train use, if such services were ever reintroduced.
East Galway Minister Ciaran Cannon has received confirmation from CIE that the licence for the development of a greenway on CIE lands can be revoked at any time if the Board has alternative plans for the lands.
The traditional ‘turning of the sod’ ritual at a Westmeath County Council housing development in Arcadia, was performed by the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Damien English TD, on Tuesday morning.
The Old Rail Trail in Moate was the location for the launch by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD, of the ‘Strategy for the future development of National and Regional Greenways’.
Not all of us are blessed with large, spacious gardens to cultivate but with a touch of creativity and a lot of improvisation, any garden space can become a sanctuary.
The first meeting of the newly set up Mayo County Council Working Group to progress a permanent formula to deal with verge trimming and overarching trees will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, January 16).
Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Kevin “Boxer” Moran (Ind) was in Athlone on Friday to turn the first sod on the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme at Iona Park.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has said that the launching of Phase 2 of the Achill Experience represents a crucial development in Achill’s tourism offering. The Achill Local Area Development Company has developed a new indoor visitor attraction on Achill by converting 2,300 square feet of its head office into a visitor attraction. Phase 2 of the Achill Deserted Village project, which Minister Ring launched on Saturday, will feature the development of Boley House in the visitor centre to give visitors an insight into how families once lived and a presentation on the history of the deserted village.