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Fine Gael Councillor John Walsh has said he was delighted to see so many young families using the upgraded Lakeshore Drive playground over the Bank Holiday weekend. Almost three years ago Cllr. Walsh was approached by Renmore residents seeking an upgrade of the playground at Lakeshore Drive which had become almost unusable and unsafe.
An article written by one of Ireland’s leading economists, Colm McCarthy, has added weight to the argument that the Quiet Man Greenway is more beneficial than the reopening of the rail line in Tuam, according to a Galway County Councillor.
An East Galway TD has welcomed confirmation that 22 applications have been received from local authorities and state agencies for Greenways all around the country.
Sometimes, we get the politicians we deserve. Sometimes, we don’t deserve the politicians that we get...
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 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’.
Children who use the Millennium Playground may be “at risk” owing to the number of cans and glass bottles that are strewn around the park, according to a member of the Galway Green Party.