A new 9 km greenway between Castlebar and the National Museum of Country Life, Turlough, Co Mayo is set to open in Spring.
The route which follows the Castlebar River and runs parallel to the N5 is planned to form part of a network of greenways around Mayo.
A number of planned projects combined would result in a walking and cycle network linking Killala to Westport via Ballina, Foxford, and Castlebar. At Westport it would link it with the Great Western Greenway and an under construction route to Croke Patrick, which in-turn link is planned to link to the planned Connemara Greenway to Galway City.
On the Great Western Greenway Facebook page, Mayo County Councils says: “Works are currently in progress and it is hoped to officially open the Greenway in Spring 2014.”
Asked on Facebook about possible future developments of routes, the council says: “Hopefully in time we can link all the Mayo Network together and connect to Greenways outside the county such as the Connemara Greenway. The next priority is developing the 14km Monasteries of the Moy Greenway and extending the Great Western Greenway to the National Nuseum of Country Life.”
Here’s the pictures they posted: