A consultation process on the feasibility of a new Greenway in Donegal has been taking place over the past two days. The proposed Barnesmore Gap Greenway would connect the towns of Ballybofey and Donegal town and travel over some beautiful terrain.
Cycling Ulster would be fully supportive of this venture and Marian Lamb , Treasurer of Cycling Ulster, attended one of the consultation days on its behalf. She discussed the proposal with the project team and examined the maps and outlined study area.
The project is being supported by Donegal County Counciland there were members of the Council there to view the documentation. Donegal County Council with the support of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has recently commissioned a technical engineering consulting team, ROD-AECOM, to assist in the development of the Barnesmore Gap Greenway project.
The consultations took place in Donegal town and Ballybofey. They were attended by local businesses, community groups and individuals. Local cycling clubs were also well represented over the two days. Aonghus Murphy, Secretary of Donegal Bay CC accompanied by club mates, Paul McGrory and Damien Reid were among those who showed their support by attending the Donegal consultation day. They were very positive about the concept and were fully cognisant of the proven benefits of Greenways in terms of tourism, sustainable travel, health benefits and the development new business opportunities.
While the actual Greenway may be some years off completion, Cycling Ulster would urge clubs and individuals to look at the project on the Project Website and complete a very short questionnaire here.