Councillors vote for greenway strategy for whole county

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway county councillors voted last evening to look for money from a national fund in order to study a Greenway strategy for the whole of the county.
Following a contentious debate, councillors voted narrowly in favour of a countywide approach to the development of Greenways, rather than a total focus on a new Greenway along the railway line northwards from Athenry to Milltown.
After a number of proposals had been discussed, a proposal to look for money to study the feasibility of a Greenway from Athenry northwards to Milltown was carried by 30 votes to 6.
This proposal came from Councillors Donagh Killilea and Shaun Cunniffe.
However, a proposal from Councillor Jimmy McClearn superseded that vote.
Councillor McClearn’s proposal- which was supported by Councillor Michael Connolly – requested that the study being suggested should be concentrated on the county as a whole.
A number of towns and villages throughout the county were named in this proposal.
After a lengthy debate councillors voted in favour of this motion by 18 votes to 17 with one abstention.
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