The Great Western Greenway, Westport, Co. Mayo

Ireland at its best, from mountains to the sea.
Ireland at its best, from mountains to the sea.

Had a fantastic time on the Greenway in Westport, Co. Mayo, we cycled from Newport to Achill Island, 31 kilometers, on a lovely sunny Summer day in Ireland.  It was my second time on the Greenway but the first for my two daughters and our Wicklow cousin.  We had originally planned to cycle from Newport to Mulranny but we arrived well ahead of schedule so we decided to carry on to Achill Island.  The Greenway impresses me in so many ways, the beauty of it all, the greatness of the generosity of all those we have allowed access through their land, and also the little places growing up around it, cottage cafe’s and craft shop.  What impressed me most on the day though was the incredible appreciation that my daughters and our cousin had for this fantastic place and the joy of how beautiful the country they live in is. Over and over they said how great it was, the changing scenery from mountains, to flat, to the coast.  If you haven’t tried the Greenway I can’t recommend it enough, get on your bike!!!!

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