Taoiseach’s Comment on Greenway Issue Welcomed

Roscommon Herald 21st May 2015

The Sligo Mayo Greenway campaign, the campaign group seeking to protect the alignment of the closed railway line from Claremorris in County Mayo to Collooney in County Sligo by placing a Greenway on the route, has welcomed comments made by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, to Sligo businessman Jarlath Gantly MD of Wild Atlantic Ways and Lissadell Adventure.

Mr Gantly who runs a cycle hire and cycling tourism company based in Sligo said: “I met An Taoiseach at an event in Rathcormac, County Sligo on Saturday, May 9th (2015) and I explained I explained to him there are nearly 11 million German tourists alone waiting to come into this country if we had sufficient long distance Greenways. The route of the Sligo Mayo Greenway would be perfect for this.” Mr Gantly added: “When the Taoiseach was told that a feasibility study for the Sligo section of the route would cost about €30,000” the Taoiseach said, “it shouldn’t be too hard found”

“I was delighted to hear this comment from An Taoiseach and now urge people to apply pressure on Enda Kenny to fund the feasibility study immediately.”

Deputy Tony Mc Loughlan who was hosting An Taoiseach’s visit to Rathcormac posted a comment on facebook which confirmed the positive reaction to Mr Gantly’s questioning of An Taoiseach stating: “The Taoiseach agreed to look at the proposal and to it consideration.” Deputy Mc Loughlan is now pushing for the Greenway feasibility funding with minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe.

Roscommon Hearld 21st May 2015

Roscommon Hearld 21st May 2015