The hugely successful Greenway got a massive boost this week with the announcement yesterday (Thursday ) of a further €1.8 million investment. The funding under Fáilte Ireland's Tourism Capital Investment Programme, which was announced by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism, and Sport Michael Ring, will see two further extensions to the Greenway project.
A grant of just over €830,000 will develop a cycleway to Croagh Patrick which will include a two way, traffic-free walking and cycling path along the R335 from the Greenway, at Westport, to Belclare, where it will link with the existing Murrisk to Belclare path.
Funding of approximately €950,000 will be used to link the Greenway and the Castlebar walking loops. The funding will include the development of a linear route to connect Castlebar, via Islandeady, with the Westport Cycle Network and the Greenway and also establish a link onto the existing Castlebar walking loops.
Minister of State Ring said the projects would further enhance tourism infrastructure in County Mayo and build on the success of the existing Greenway.