SLNCR Sligo to Enniskillen Greenway Public Event and Survey

5th October 2023

Greenway (cropped)

Leitrim County Council in partnership with Sligo County Council, Cavan County Council and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, under the auspices of  Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the Department for Infrastructure, are developing a Sligo Leitrim Northern Counties, Railway Greenway.

The project is to provide a greenway from Sligo town to Enniskillen passing through Collooney, Ballintogher, Domahair, Manorhamilton, Glenfarne, Blacklion, Belcoo and Letterbreen.

The project is named after the Sligo Leitrim and Northern Counties  Railway which operated as a 75km railway line linking Enniskillen to Collooney where it connected with the Sligo-Dublin line.

Local communities have been to the fore in developing the idea of a greenway in the area and the opportunity which the historic SLNCR that linked Enniskillen to Collooney presents.  There are many surviving signs of the railway line including stations, road crossings, cottages, earthworks and bridges.

Urban Foresight, on behalf of the SLNCR Partners, is hosting an in-person workshop in Belcoo Community Centre on Wednesday 18 October 2023 at 10am-12pm.  The aim of the workshop is to gain input and insights from communities and businesses along the route to help develop the vision and better understand the potential impact on the local economy.  It will also explore how European routes have had an impact and the needs of the communities and businesses in the local area.

Registration for the event on Wednesday 18 October 2023 is now open.

An online survey is also available to complete to provide feedback on the economic opportunities of the proposed greenway.