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Mulranny Promenade Opening

Minister Michael Ring, TD Minister of State for Tourism and Sport and the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Councillor Michael Holmes will be officially opening the Mulranny Promenade on Friday 04-December-2015 at 11:30am.

The project, funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly National Roads Authority) and led by Mayo County Council, involved the creation of a pedestrian friendly village. Planning has been ongoing in Mulranny for the last number of years culminating in the enhancement of the village centre this year, which has led to a complete transformation.

Mulranny is situated on the N59 and the Wild Atlantic Way, the main west of Ireland tourist route, and conditions for the pedestrian in the village had in the past been challenging. The lack of footpaths was returned as the number one priority in the Mulranny Community Futures Action Plan launched in 2010. 

Subsequently the Mulranny Village Design Statement, sponsored by the Heritage Council, brought forward an ambitious vision for the village based on a collaborative design approach between the local community and Mayo County Council design staff. The plan was published and launched in Mulranny by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny in 2011. Since then Mayo County Council, with the support of local councillors and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have progressed the project through design, planning and construction in a phased approach. 

The design features a number of green initiatives including an electric car point, LED Public lighting, rainwater harvesting, bicycle lanes and recycling bins. The promenade has been finished to a very high standard and includes a new bus stop, public space and pedestrian crossings and will act as a key vantage point on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Great Western Greenway. 

The transformation of Mulranny village is best observed by the welcome sight of children and families walking through the village, enjoying local amenities or taking a picnic while viewing the spectacular vista of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick. 

The opening will mark a historic occasion for Mulranny and promises to be a day of great celebration.”