TII Announce Funding For Quiet Man & Sligo Greenways

TII Announce Funding For Quiet Man & Sligo Greenways today. East Mayo Greenway campaign welcomes the news today that Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and Minister Eamon Ryan has allocated €300K to the Quiet Man Greenway from Athenry to Milltown for a feasibility study. TII also allocated €400K to the Sligo Greenway for a feasibility study from Bellaghy at Charlestown to Collooney. Mayo County Council as of yet however, still not applied for any funding for the East Mayo section, which would connect the Sligo Greenway at Charlestown to the Quiet Man Greenway at Milltown.

TII Sligo Greenway Funding 2023

Sligo Greenway from Bellaghy in Charlestown to Collooney allocated €400K.

Cllr Marie Casserly, Leas Cathaoirleach Sligo Co.Co a long time campaigner for the Greenway was delighted today with the news.

Collooney Greenway Support Group were ecstatic at today’s news. A spokesperson for the group said;

Fantastic UPDATE.
TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland) have just announced 400,000 in funding towards the Collooney-Bellaghy Greenway to advance specialist Engineering Consultancy work.
Well done to our friends in South Sligo in the Sligo Greenway Co-op Ltd who have fought for many years to get the dream now onto the official project table.
Special mention also to loyal supporters in Cllr Marie Casserly Councillor Thomas Walsh Cllr Dara Mulvey & Frank Feighan TD who have continued to push this all the way.
A notable mention also to Cllr Paul Taylor Cllr Martin Connolly & Marian Harkin TD who stood up when it mattered.
Finally to our own 2,394 followers, this one is especially for you all.
Ni neart le cur le cheile. Cuil Mhuine.
TII Quiet man Greenway funding 2023

Quiet Man Greenway receives €300K for feasibility study.

Ciaran Cannon TD, a long time campaigner & supporter for a Greenway from Athenry to Collooney welcomed todays funding announcement from Minister Eamon Ryan and TII. Ciaran said;

I’m delighted to welcome an announcement today by Transport Minister Eamon Ryan of funding for the design phase of the Athenry to Milltown Greenway. Transport Infrastructure Ireland has allocated €300,000 to Galway County Council for the design phase of the greenway, which will connect the two East Galway towns. This is a vital investment in a greenway that will boost the economy of towns and villages along the route., and will enhance the quality of life of local residents.
I’m very grateful to Minister Ryan for his continued support for the Athenry to Milltown Greenway, he shares our ambition to develop a world class public amenity that has the potential to enhance the towns of Athenry, Tuam and Milltown and showcase our region to the world. This investment of €300,000 which was sought by Galway Co. Council will allow for the appointment of consultants to carry out the public engagement and design phase of the greenway and it follows on from a €75,000 investment in the carrying out of a feasibility study.
Galway Co. Council recently submitted the findings of that feasibility study to the Department of Transport and Transport Infrastructure Ireland. It outlines a number of potential routing options to connect Athenry to Milltown. The findings of that study have now been approved by TII and Minister Ryan has acted immediately to allocate €300,000 for the design phase. I will continue to engage with Minister Ryan and his colleagues to stress the urgency of getting this project underway as quickly as possible.
It’s a good day for all of us who believe in this project. Let’s keep up the good work. C
We now find ourselves in the bizzare situation where we will have a Greenway from Sligo terminating at the Mayo border in Charlestown, and a Greenway from Galway terminating at the Mayo border at Milltown.

You NEED to ask your local Councillor, WHY?

Mayo the missing piece in the Greenway jigsaw.