700,000 euro in funding has been announced today by Minister Michael Ring for two separate developments along the Great Western Greenway in county Mayo.
A half a million euro has been allocated along a 3 km stretch of the Greenway between Rosturk and Mulranny.
While 200,000 euro has been secured for major access improvement works on the approach to the greenway in Westport.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development says the 500,000 euro allocation will upgrade works along the existing Greenway between Rossturk and Mulranny and will also develop a 3 km section of new greenway between Murriveagh and Bunnahowna on an untouched section of the old railway line.
Local councillor Gerry Coyle told Midwest News today that the Great Western Greenway has been a great success in the area since it opened a decade ago, attracting 250,000 tourists to the region annually.