Petition to create Greenway reaches 20,000 signatures

The proposed Greenway from Collooney to Athenry has now surpassed 20,000 signatures in their online petition.

It was created by The Western Trail Campaign which is a community campaign made up of people from Sligo, Mayo and Galway.

The goal of the petition is to reach 25,000 signatures on the website.

The group hope to turn the 130km old line into a Greenway under the governments ‘Greenway Strategy Initiative’ and are calling on the Councils of Sligo, Mayo and Galway to push for this.

The group say that it would become a large tourist attraction and boost local economies that it passes through.

The proposal by the group is to break the Greenway into 3 different areas, with each under the administration of different County Councils.