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County Council receives innovation award for Greenway

County Council receives Innovation award for Greenway

Áine Ryan

MAYO  County Council  has received  the Best Public Service Innovation Award  at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. It was among the six finalists in the prestigious awards  announced last week and was honoured for its development of the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill.  
The 42-kilometre cycling and walking route, which follows the old railway line to Achill, has already been feted as a major tourism attraction for the area.
The category award, presented in Dublin, encompasses a  €10,000 communications package in The Irish Times Innovation Magazine and an iPad with a one year subscription to The Irish Times ePaper.
The county council’s  Walking and Cycling Development Officer, Anna Connor said it was ‘a tremendous honour’ to receive the award.

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