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Opening of the Muff to Quigleys Point Greenway 30.04.24

THE Muff to Quigleys Point Greenway was opened last Friday the 26th of April 2024 by Jack Chambers Minster of State at the Department of Transport in the presence of Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, Leas-Chathaoirleach of Donegal County Council.

The Greenway has been constructed as part of the North West Greenway Network Project which will deliver a 46.5km network of cross border greenways.
Jack Chambers TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport and at the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications with council officals and guests at the Muff to Quigleys Point Greenway. Photo Clive Wasson.
An event in Naomh Padraig Uisec Chaoin GAA Club to mark the occasion was attended by Minister Charlie McConalogue, local Oireachtas members, Members of Donegal County Council, representatives from Derry City and Strabane District Council, the SEUPB, members of the local community, children from nearby schools and staff from the teams that delivered the project.

Minister Chambers commented that “The opening of the Donegal sections of the North-West Greenway represents an exciting development for the North-West Region. This cross-border Greenway project has received significant financial support... This project has resulted in two separate Greenway routes connecting Derry to County Donegal. These routes will encourage greater levels of travel via cycling and walking rather than private car use amongst leisure users, tourists, and commuters. In addition, this project will help to ensure coherent cycling infrastructure for individuals travelling between the two jurisdictions.”
Left: Charlie McConalogue, Minister for Agrciulture, Food and the Marine with Cllr. Terry Crossan, Leas Cathaoirleach, Inishowen Municipal District, Pearse Crossan and Jack Chambers, Minister of State at the Department of Transport.Cllr. Right: Rena Donaghey gets a helping hand from Cllr. Martin Farren.
The Muff to Quigleys Point Greenway consists of 5km of new Greenway infrastructure between Muff and the townland of Three Trees near Quigleys Point and builds upon the 2.5km of Greenway already constructed in Muff as part of the North-West Greenway Network project. The project provides onward connection into the centre of Derry City.

With the opening of the Muff to Quigleys point and Lifford to Castlefinn Greenways, 17.3km of greenway network has been constructed in County Donegal as part of the North-West Greenway Project. A further 220km of greenway network funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland is planned for County Donegal and is currently progressing through the design process.
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