Forests near Ballinasloe getting upgrades to walking trails

Galway Daily news

Tourists and local in East Galway will get to better enjoy walking trails in nearby forests, with funding allocated for improvement works.

Galway TD Denis Naughten said that €11,000 has been allocated for upgrades works at two Coillte forests near Ballinasloe.

€7,000 has been allocated to replace the foot bridge in Aghrane/Ballygar forest, along with the provision of a new trail to the children’s burial ground.

And further €4,000 has been allocated to Correen forest in south Roscommon to upgrade the carpark, which is in need of investment,

“This is particularly welcome in light of the limited public open space currently available in the Ballinasloe area,” commented Denis Naughten.

“It is clear that we all have a much greater appreciation of local walks and trails since restrictions were imposed as a result of Covid and it is important that these routes are maintained and developed to improve their accessibility”.