Following the recent publication by Government of a new Greenway Strategy, the future of the Sligo Greenway looks bright as Minister Ross spoke of the value of greenways and the undoubted contribution they make to rural communities.
“It seems more likely than ever that Sligo will have a greenway in the future” said Pat McCarrick, Sligo Greenway.
The Strategy sets out how National and Regional Greenways in Ireland should be planned and constructed and is backed by a fund of €53m for the years 2019 to 2021. According to the strategy, developing Greenways will “provide a wonderful experience for visitors and locals, and contribute to the health of the nation.” The strategy provides an opportunity to develop and transform rural areas by investing in projects that will attract visitors and increase visitor revenue.
See the full strategy here.
Sligo Greenway Co-op continue their work locally to achieve a greenway for the County on the disused line; Sligo to Bellaghy by working closely and positively with Sligo County Council. The current deadline for funding under the new guidelines is November 2018.
If you would like to help the progress of the Greenway, you can sign up for Co-op membership at these local outlets:
- Collooney (McKims)
- Coolaney (O’Grady’s and Mountain Inn)
- Tubbercurry (Computerbits, Laundry Basket and Coffee Dock)
- Curry (Yeats County Inn)
- Charlestown (Market Café).
- Membership is also available on the Co-op website, www.sligogreenway.com