Friday, June 18, 2021

Mayo Co Council is pursuing the development of a stunning coastal path linking the Ceide Fields to Downpatrick Head in north Mayo.

Elected councillors from the Ballina Municipal District were briefed on the plans for the “truly iconic” attraction at their June monthly meeting this morning, Wednesday, June 17 by Padraig Philbin, Mayo Co Council’s Head of Tourism, Recreation and Amenity.

He explained that the 15km coastal path development proposal will tie in with the provisions of the current programme for Government which provides for the creation of a national coastal path.

Evening light at Downpatrick Head, Co Mayo, Ireland.

Mr Philbin stressed that the Ceide coastal path development was initiated by local communities in the area between Ceide and Ballycastle and the Ballina Municipal District:

“A lot of work has gone into this to date particularly in relation to consultation with local landowners who are quite supportive,” he revealed.

He explained that the next step will involve applying for a design grant that will enable the project to be progressed to planning permission stage.

Considerable work has yet to be undertaken in relation to researching and deciding what the path will be made from and what it will look like together with undertaking feasibility studies and financial planning, he added.

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