Boost for Sligo-Enniskillen greenway

A commitment to progressing the Sligo-Enniskillen Greenway is included in the text of the deal aimed at restoring devolved government to Northern Ireland.

It’s in a document entitled ‘The New Decade, New Approach Deal’ that has been published by the Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith and Tanaiste Simon Coveney.

It’s currently being considered by the various political parties and politicians in the North.

The document states that there is ‘enormous immediate potential’ for greenways in border areas, such as the Sligo-Enniskillen Greenway.

It adds that the Irish government is ready to consider a further development funding application for the project.

It also says it is committed to taking the project forward to deliver sustainable tourism and other enterprise benefits for the region.

Sligo Independent Alliance Councillor Marie Casserly recalls how both the DUP Leader Arlene Foster and Transport Minister Shane Ross visited a section of the greenway near Glenfarne in County Leitrim last February.


News of the greenway’s inclusion in the document has also been welcomed by Leitrim Independent Councillor Felim Gurn.

He says it’s now hoped to get the necessary funding for a feasibility study for the project.