DILLON – Greenway project from Westport via Castlebar to Ballina secures €95,000 funding

Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has welcomed the announcement of €95,000 funding for the Interurban greenway project in Mayo.

Deputy Dillon said: “This 60km link from Westport via Castlebar to Ballina plays an important role in supporting local communities to create jobs and brings visitors to our area.

“As we have seen over the course of the lockdown, people are eager to get out into nature and avail of the stunning scenery in our country.

 Deputy Dillon said “This funding will support the Greenways Strategy and help local authorities around the country prepare Greenway projects to be ready for construction funding in the coming years.

“Our local greenway will encourage tourism in the future, and will also provide a safe, segregated space for people walking and cycling” Concludes Dillon.