The 76km long Connemara Greenway will connect the bustling city of Galway to the historic town of Clifden travelling through dramatic landscapes, exploring historic sites and visiting great villages and towns along the way. When completed the Connemara Greenway will be the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland with a multitude of activities, places to stay and warm welcomes on your journey. The Connemara Greenway will be a traffic free cycling and walking trail which follows the route of the historic Galway – Clifden railway line which closed in 1935.
It will start at the Fisheries Field in NUI Galway, proceed along the river to Dangan and then follow the old railway line to Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross, Recess, Ballynahinch and finishing in Clifden. The Galway City section will have spurs along the old canal to Galway’s West End and over the old railway bridge stacks to the Dyke Road and the Terryland Forest Park (facilitating a new walking and cycling bridge over the Corrib).