Carrick-Leitrim village blueway moves a step closer

The planning process has begun for developing a blueway trail between Carrick-on-Shannon and Leitrim village.

Leitrim County Council has erected signs in the areas, advising people it intends to seek part 8 planning permission for the works, meaning the decision would lie with local councillors.

The trail will be almost 3.5 kilometres long, developed on public roads and private farmland, with a spur to Port Shaun Castle of 570 metres.

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It will provide tourists with walking, cycling and canoeing activities.

Seamus Gibbons, the owner of Electric Bike Trails at Leitrim village, says it would be a major boost.