Online public meeting on Athlone to Ballinasloe Cycleway

An online public meeting to discuss the emerging preferred route for the Athlone to Ballinasloe Cycleway will take place on Wednesday, January 19th.

  Fine Gael Senator Aisling Dolan has confirmed the meeting with the project team will take place via Zoom.

  “I’ve organised a public online zoom meeting with the Cycleway project team and engineers next Wednesday evening (19th) at 8 pm to discuss the proposed corridor, show maps for the route and have a Q&A – as it is difficult to hold in-person meetings,” she said.

  “The emerging preferred route is from Athlone Castle along the Shannon through Moore to Shannonbridge and a route to Ballinasloe along the Grand Canal. It is fantastic to see Ballinasloe as one of the stops on the Galway to Dublin Cycleway.

  “Our families and children will now have safe places to walk and cycle off-road and it will bring so many opportunities for our town. We have a region full of cultural and heritage treasures to explore and discover for visitors.

  “Virtual Consultation No.3 is now open on the website and people can see maps of the routes”.

  All are welcome to join online through with ID number 830 9553 1283 or dial in by phone by calling 01 653 3895 and enter Meeting ID number 830 9553 1283.

  “Submissions can be made online, emailing  or by calling 091-509267 up to Monday, January 31st,” Senator Dolan added.

  Landowners in the consultation can engage with Public Liaison Officers at any time and the public consultation deadline does not apply to this group.

  Cian McGuinness, Engineer with the Cycleway Project Team based in Ballinasloe, stated: “This is an exciting project and I look forward to this public meeting next Wednesday on the section of the Cycleway from Athlone to Ballinasloe and all our team are available to engage with people so do get in touch with us”.

  Local Poolboy landowner, Kevin Dolan added: “Anything that brings tourism and business to Ballinasloe is a bonus”.