Mayo's Walking & Cycling Development Officer to Speak at Public Meeting on Greenways

'Off the Beaten Track' Heritage Cycle Tour along a 'botharín' in rural Galway city
 Anna O’Connor, Walking and Cycling Development Officer at Mayo County Council, will give a public lecture next week on her experiences of successfully fostering local authority and community co-operation in the roll out of a pedestrian and cycling trails network.
Her work has won considerable recognition for Mayo County Council in its efforts to establish the county as Ireland’s premier walking and cycling destination.

Volunteers Clearing a Botharín in Carrowbrowne that will form an important link in a new Galway Greenway

The local authority was the recipient of the Best Public Service Innovation Award 2012 at the recent ‘Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards’, due in particular to the establishment of the 'Great Western Greenway', a 42km traffic-free walking and cycling facility connecting Westport and Achill Island in County Mayo. The facility is multifunctional and serves tourists, local recreational, school and work travel needs embracing users of all ages.
The talk will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday May 23rd in the Menlo Park Hotel. It is being hosted by the ‘Conservation Volunteers Terryland Forest Park and environs’, ‘Castlegar Connect’ and Rosie Webb, senior official in Galway City Council responsible for designing the city’s new Greenways network.
For further information, contact Brendan Smith at

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