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The Great Western Greenway is a 43.5 km traffic free cycling and walking facility which primarily follows the line of the famous Great Western Railway which closed in 1937. It has been made possible by agreement of local landowners who have allowd access to users to pass through their lands.

From Westport to Newport is 12.5 k, Newport to Mulrany is 18k and Mulrany to Achill is 13 5. The section from Mulrany to Achill of the Great western Greenway was officially opened by an Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Michael Ring, Junior Minister Tourism, Transport and Sport on Friday July 29th. 2012. The Greenway forms part of the National Cycle Network and it is the longest off road cycling experience in the Country, and is suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness.

Stay in westport(Irish: Cathair na Mart, meaning "stone fort of the beeves", historically anglicised as Cahernamart) visit westport house estate, climb croagh Patrick, or stay in Castlebar visit the National Mesum of Country life,Foxford Woollen Mills  or Newport / Mulranny, / Achill -you are spoiled for choice and walk or cycle the Greenway.

De-stress in the West

 

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