Work has started on the new National Mountain Bike Trail in Coolaney in county Sligo.
The project has the potential to be one of the biggest tourism projects in Sligo.
Since 2012 a steering group of Coolaney locals have been working towards establishing a National Mountain Bike Trail Centre.
Led by the sole landowner, Coillte, the project Steering Group also includes representatives of Sligo County Council, Local Enterprise Office, Sligo LEADER Partnership, the local community and Northwest Mountain Biking Club members.
Local Fine Gael Councillor Dara Mulvey says the project will attract thousands of visitors and generate jobs for the local area.