Slí Caisleán Gearr, or the Castlegar Way, is a new walking route for Galway, based in the rural area of Castlegar on the North East edge of the city. It’s an initiative of the Connect Castlegar Community Action Group, to signpost the boreens, or ‘bóithríns’, and to open them up for walkers to enjoy. There are many of these bóithríns in the area, linking School Road to the village and to Bóthar an Chóiste ....

They inspired the Group's very successful Boreen Festival.

CONNECT CASTLEGAR is about connecting community and reclaiming our rural heritage, so the long-term vision is to link green roads throughout Castlegar across to Ballindooly and Carrowbrowne, and loop it back along the limestone karst into Galway.

So watch out, the signposts for Slí Caisleán Gearr are going to be erected shortly, and hopefully will encourage you all to get out and walk, to enjoy the hedgerows and limestone walls, the Flora and Fauna of the bóithríns.

The initiative was funded by the LA21 Environment Partnership Fund, courtesy of Galway City Council.

For more info contact

Anne 087 2473149