Plans for the Athlone to Galway Greenway could be set for further delays as locals call for alternative routes on the Roscommon/Galway leg of the development.
The proposed greenway will run for 140 kilometres from Athlone, through South Roscommon and into East Galway and is part of a cross country 300km route from Dublin
The greenway is expected to pass hundreds of farms and private homes, with locals raising concerns over privacy, anti-social behaviour and land segregation.
Farmers from across the Galway Roscommon border area took part in a protest at the December meeting of Galway County Council last week, describing the public consultation process as mental torture.
Speaking to Shannonside FM, Ballinasloe area Councillor Micheal Connolly believes clear communication between parties is now essential:
I don't think it will hold off the project indefinitely.
What I do think will happen, is that the local county Councillors and the people in that area will work with the project team.
They're all trying to work with the teams to bring about a route that people will generally accept and and is not encroaching on people.