Search Results for 'Long-distance trails in the Republic of Ireland'

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Western Way could rival famous Highland walking route

One of the longest walking routes in Ireland, the Western Way, is being upgraded, rebranded, and relaunched in a bid to attract more visitors to the rural communities through which it passes.

Calls to pedal on with ‘Western Rail Trail’ ambition

A Sligo TD is hoping to move the ambitious but contentious plan to develop a greenway along the Sligo to Mayo section of the Western Rail Corridor a little further along the track.

Canal cycle path extension opened

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A further section of the Royal Canal cycleway, as far as the Meath county boundary, was officially opened this week.

Western Way non-stop

A group of ultra-running athletes will attempt the monumental task of running the entire length of the Western Way trail.

Mayo Greenway scoops gold with major European accolade

The Great Western Greenway has been awarded first prize in the Exemplary Initiatives category at the sixth European Greenways awards ceremony in Portugal. Organised by the European Greenways Association, the awards promote examples of best practice in greenway development across Europe.

Mayo tourism to benefit from American TV coverage

Images of Mayo will be beamed into the homes of millions of Americans next spring, courtesy of Tourism Ireland. Filming for two different TV shows took place here recently, when Irish-American sisters and TV personalities Catie Keogh and Colleen Kelly – both based in Chicago visited with their crews.

Westmeath County Council obliged to find new source of canal water

Westmeath County Council must find a new source of water for the Royal Canal to protect Mullingar’s drinking water, an oral hearing has been told.

Heritage and literary trails to be developed in the county

Heritage, ecclesiastical and literary trails for the county are all being researched and developed according to heritage officer with Mayo County Council, Deirdre Cunningham.

Mullingar wellness activity route launched

Westmeath County Council has been successful in securing an 80 per cent grant of €25,000 from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for the Mullingar Wellness Activity Route project.

Outdoor events taking place in Westmeath for Trails Day

Westmeath routes will feature as part of the upcoming National Trails Day which will take place on Sunday October 2.

 

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