Connemara Greenway Update

The #ConnemaraGreenway at Dangan today. When completed the greenway will allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of Connemara from Galway to Clifden on a safe, traffic-free path. Please ask election canvassers what they are doing to make the greenway happen.

6km Section of Connemara Greenway Officially Opens to Cyclists

A six kilometre section of the planned “Connemara greenway” along the old railway line between Galway and Clifden has been opened.

The entire 76km cycle route has been held up for some years, due to land access issues but all five Galway West TDs have pledged their support for the project.

The Green way runs close to Ballynahinch Castle and Ballinafad graveyard, north of Roundstone.

The 6km Athry to Cloonbeg section of the route, which was opened on Monday 28th May 2018 by Galway county cathaoirleach Eileen Mannion.

Impact of the Connemara Greenway Infographic

Impact of the Connemara Greenway for Year 1:

Impact of Connemara Greenway Infographic

– €35.71 million total spend in the local economy
– Projected cost is €15 million
– A massive return of investment in year 1
– 220 Full time and 185 seasonal jobs created

Planning permission has been given for the Clifden to Oughterard part of Connemara Greenway

However the Galway-Moycullen section remains stalled despite the availability of €2 million in funding.

Connemara Greenway Study Map

Above is the Clifden to Oughterard part of Connemara Greenway which was recently granted planning permission.
The Oughterard to Clifden section is the first phase of a project that will link the Greenway to Galway city and, eventually, on to Dublin.