First round of public consultation starts on Ballina-Castlebar-Westport Greenway plan

Mayo County Council is developing a proposal for a Ballina-Castlebar-Westport Interurban Greenway and has started the first round of public consultation on the project.

The full route will be around 50km, although around 7km is already in place between Castlebar and Turlough village.

This stage of the project is before any route options are selected. Two broad study areas are being examined: one between Ballina and Turlough and the other between Castlebar and Westport.

“Mayo County Council is now inviting all interested parties to participate in a non-statutory public consultation on the study area. The purpose of Public Consultation 1 is to bring information to the public on the project and to invite feedback on the current study area, the constraints identified and any other opportunities that the project team should consider,” the council said on a new dedicated project website launched today at

The council said: “As part of Phase 1 (Concept and Feasibility), a Study Area has been identified and the project team are now in the process of identifying constraints that may influence option selection, and any key features or opportunities that would enhance the user experience.”

The council said that feedback received will be considered by the project team and will help to inform the development of the project.

After this, phase two of the process involves the “development of all reasonable options” and then these are assessed to “identify and determine that there is at least one feasible option.”

The consultation will run from May 3th – 17th, 2024 more details and a system of booking virtual appointments with the project team can be found at

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