‘’We are campaigning for the completion of the Connemara Greenway from Galway City to Clifden, in time for the European Capital of Culture 2020. We believe the Greenway will rejuvenate local communities, create sustainable jobs and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people of Galway and Connemara’’.
The 76km long Connemara Greenway connects the bustling city of Galway to the historic town of Clifden travelling through dramatic landscapes, exploring historic sites and visiting great villages and towns along the way. When completed the Connemara Greenway will be the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland with a multitude of activities, places to stay and warm welcomes on your journey. The Connemara Greenway will be a traffic free cycling and walking trail which follows the route of the historic Galway – Clifden railway line which closed in 1935.
It starts at the Fisheries Field in NUI Galway, proceeds along the river to Dangan and then follows the old railway line to Moycullen, Oughterard, Mamm Cross, Recess, Ballanahinch and finishing in Clifden. The Galway City section will have spurs along the old canal to Galways West End and over the old railway bridge stacks to Tirellan Forest Park (facilitating a new walking and cycling bridge over the Corrib).