Drivetime is an Irish news and current affairs radio programme broadcast by RTÉ Radio 1 on Mondays to Fridays between 16.30 and 19.00. It attracts approximately 229,000 listeners daily. The programme is presented by the journalist and former RTÉ legal affairs editor, Mary Wilson.
On Wednesday 24th April 2019, Drivetime featured the Connemara Greenway. Lorna Siggins reports on how six kilometres of the old Galway-Clifden railway line has become a taster for Connemara’s long-planned greenway, which is available here.
Great piece in the Farmers Journal by ex Irish Times journalist Lorna Siggins on the Connemara Greenway which is very encouraging. It points out that, thanks to a more enlightened approach by the council, landowners are becoming very supportive. Mentions that negotiations for the City to Moycullen part of the greenway are taking place.
Last month Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin, launched the “Strategy for the future development of National and Regional Greenways”
There is a fund of €53M to develop greenways in Ireland between 2019 and 2021. We believe the Connemara Greenway needs to receive an allocation from this fund to complete the greenway from Galway City to Clifden.
Proposal to be submitted by Galway County Council
The proposal for fundng the Connnemara Greenway needs to be submitted by the Galway County Council and the Connemara Greenway alliance are fully supporting this proposal. We need to show that there is widespread support for this Connemara Greenway.
You can help to make it happen
You can show your support by signing the petition on change.org.
Cycling between food stops is an ideal bike ride, which is exactly what’s happened to participants of Galway’s 2018 Bike Buffet.
It took place on Saturday June 16 at 3pm in John Keoghs Gastropub, finishing in Father Burke Park at 6pm.
The menu included a starter in John Keoghs, then a cycle to a secret location for an alfresco main course from Dela Restaurant.
Dessert by Kai Restaurant was in the westend and an outdoor movie screening ended the day at Father Burke Park.