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Calls are being made on Donegal County Council to progress the proposed Ballyshannon to Belleek Greenway. Fine Gael Councillor, Barry Sweeney, raised a motion at yesterday’s Donegal Municipal District meeting calling on the local authority to get it to a shovel ready stage. The proposed route will run from Ballyshannon…

Calls are being made today for ‘joined up thinking’ to be used when it comes to utilising the potential of tourist attractions across the north west. Manorhamilton MD Councillor, Sean McDermott has made the calls after he welcomed the recent allocation of 800,000 euro to the Sligo Greenway and the…

Applications for funding to help local authorities be shovel ready for the next batch of greenway funding have been submitted. The allocation of €4.5m is to ensure county councils will be in the best possible position to qualify for funding in 2022. Independent Sligo Councillor, Marie Casserly, tells OceanFM News…

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…

Sligo and Leitrim have been included in the first expansion of the Walks Scheme. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Micahel Ring, made the announcement saying the scheme will double in size going to 80 trails. There will be an additional 1.8km added to the Keash Hill Trail and a…

There is huge disappointment and frustration within the local tourism industry with the fact that a proposed Greenway on the Sligo Leitrim Northern Cavan Railway has once again been unsuccessful in securing any funding from the department of transport and tourism in the latest round of funding. Local independent Councillor…

This week’s Manorhamilton Municipal District meeting heard calls for information to be provided on a starting date for the new greenway demonstration stretch from Boggaun to Ramooney in Manorhamilton. Councillor Felim Gurn raised the matter over safety concerns for those travelling from the Town of Manorhamilton to the new community…