Funding for Inishowen Greeenways
DONEGAL County Council
is delighted to acknowledge receipt of confirmation
from the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport
that an allocation of €340,000 has been made to
advance three new greenway routes in the county,
including two in Inishowen.
This will build on the excellent work already begun
by the North West Greenway Network team in
conjunction with Derry City & Strabane District
Council and will play a major role in the economic
regeneration of the towns and villages along the
routes, such as Carrigans, Clonmany, Ballyliffin,
Carndonagh and Quigley's Point.
The specific allocations are as follows;
Inishowen Greenway: Buncrana to Carndonagh section
Allocation for 2020/21 - €180,000.
Inishowen Greenway: Muff to Quigley’s Point section
Allocation for 2020/21 - €45,000.
Carrigans to Castlefinn Greenway: Link between
Castlefin and the Foyle Valley Greenway. Allocation
for 2020/21 - €115,000.
With more people riding bikes and walking with the
onset of the Covid pandemic, this type of
infrastructure will also help to promote physical
fitness, improve mental health and reduce our carbon
Going forward, the
Council will consider potential route options and
will engage in a consultation process, similar to
the process that is delivering the greenway
connections from Buncrana to Derry and Muff to Derry