Great Western Greenway 5km Extension From Achill Sound to Cashel Officially Opened

Minister of State at the Department of Transport and at the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, Jack Chambers TD officially opened the extension of the Great Western Greenway from Achill Sound to Cashel this morning.

The official opening of the new 5km extension of the Great Western Greenway was carried out by Minister of State Chambers alongside Leas Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Martin McLoughlin.

This extension of the Great Western Greenway sees an additional 5km added to existing 44km length of the greenway, which now links up Westport to Cashel on Achill Island and will further enhance the tourism offering in Mayo.

The project was managed by and constructed by Mayo County Council’s Engineering and Outdoor staff and contractors. It also saw the cooperation of 25 landowners and 25 commonage shareholders with Mayo County Council to bring the project to fruition.

One of the major highlights of this new greenway extension is the unique and bespoke 400m of boardwalk that traverses a portion of blanket bog – this is the widest greenway boardwalk currently in use in the state and was constructed using sustainable and environmentally friendly products.