A CYCLING route aimed at connecting communities on both sides of Lough Corrib.


Signage funding secured for new Headford to Kilbeg cycle loop

FUNDING for a cycling route on the outskirts of Headford, that is aimed at connecting communities on both sides of Lough Corrib, has been announced in a major step forward for the project.

The Gateway to the Corrib project has been granted €18,000 from the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, which will provide signage along the new route through Claran, which connects Headford town to Kilbeg pier.

A trial run held last summer where bikes were brought by ferry from Kilbeg to Knockferry Pier was hugely successful and suggested there is potential for a seasonal boat service to accommodate cyclists who wish to access both sides of the lake.

Welcoming the funding, Cllr Andrew Reddington said it was a huge endorsement of the work being done locally to develop tourism in the area.

“This is a great day for the community and the start of something big,” he said.

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