East Mayo Greenway welcomes announcement of E-Tender for Sligo to Enniskillen Greenway and ultimately to Charlestown in Mayo.

The E Tender for a design team to undertake preliminary design and route selection and environmental reports to move this cross border project forward to planning stages, has now been issued and companies are invited to express an interest.  The proposed greenway will connect Enniskillen to Sligo via the route of the closed Sligo North Leitrim Railway.

The tender for the work on the Sligo to Enniskillen Greenway is stage one in the planning process to complete a greenway connecting Enniskillen with Sligo along the route of the closed Sligo North Leitrim Railway.

Michael Maye PRO of the East Mayo Greenway group said “It is important to move these projects forward whilst the money is available, we really have the potential for an incredible National Greenway Network throughout Ireland in the next five years, and for the Greenways in the West of the county to be connected to the wider network via the East Mayo Greenway”

“This project has real meaning for East Mayo as it shows the commitment there is to connect Enniskillen with Sligo by greenway and this greenway in turn will connect with Charlestown via the Sligo Greenway from Collooney to Charlestown.”

Michael Maye continued, “We are really hopeful Mayo county council will share the same vision as Sligo and Leitrim county councils to see the huge potential for tourism along the Atlantic Economic Corridor and to support the plans we have for the greenway from Enniskillen to Charlestown to be extended to Claremorris. The simplicity of using the closed railway route is that the route is used on license from Irish Rail if it is ever needed for a new railway in the future, similar to the licensed arrangement the Velorail at Kiltimagh where Mayo county council has already conceded to using the route for leisure purposes.  The East Mayo Greenway could be connected to Turlough House from Swinford thereby opening up the entire county to Greenway connection to Enniskillen and on to the East Coast, this could be a major breakthrough for Mayo Tourism, whilst still protecting the route if ever needed for Rail”

Link to E-Tender;  https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/PublicPurchase/187439/0/0?returnUrl=&b=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

Ocean FM News, 27th April 2021. David Malee, Chairman East Mayo Greenway Campaign, welcomes the news of the tender for the Sligo-Enniskillen Greenway.  https://www.oceanfm.ie/2021/04/27/e-tender-for-sligo-to-enniskillen-greenway/