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Frank Cawley
Grey Green Way
By Frank Cawley
6, Sep 2014 - 15:00

If someone had told me 10 years ago that Mayo Co Co would build a cycle path from Turlough to Achill Island, I would have wondered what they had been putting in their pipe.


Spaghetti Junction
Spaghetti Junction Marsh house

The green line along the perished Westport to Achill sound railway line has been a great success since it was morphed into a "greenway" cycle path.

Turlough Woods
Turlough Woods

The next phase is to connect that cycle path to Castlebar via Islandeady and onto the national museum in Turlough. I've taken some pictures of the progress.

Bridge too far
New bridge spanning the Castlebar town river at Dunnes Stores avenue

I hope I'm fit enough to cycle from one end of it to the other by the time its finished. I'll definitely need to invest in an electric bike. Alternatively I might contact Lance Armstrong see if he can recommend how to put some electricity into my own pipe to accomplish that epic journey.

Greenway work in progress
A lot of this work is complete now. This section of the greenway runs along the river in what would have been traditional mitching territory, for gentlemen from the nearby St Geralds college.

Marsh Greenway
Marsh Greenway

Lough Lannagh
Lough Lannagh near the infamous special branch carpark.

Windsor Way
Green way taken a few months ago @ Windsor

Molloys bridge
Not sure if it's still referred to as Molloys bridge or maybe now its Brant Rock bridge

Dunnes on your doorstep
Dunnes on your doorstep

Turlough Greenway
Turlough Greenway

Destination Achill
You might have to cycle a few KM more to reach Grainne Uailes castle

See also River Walk from July 2014 - the Ballynew section.

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