€40,000 for new walking and cycling surface

July 26, 2015

€40,000 has been spent on a new walking and cycling surface at Land of the Giants and McMahon Park.

The older compacted gravel is replaced with the same kind of surface on the Westport-Newport Greenway.

The new surface is much more comfortable for walking and cycling and is wheelchair- and buggy-accessible.

Check the photo on our Facebook and come and try it out for yourself.

Flick the pics! Criterium Cycle Race 2014

June 17, 2014

We had the 2nd Claremorris Criterium cycle race last night.

You can view the pictures here.

Organised by Western Lakes Cycling Club and Claremorris Chamber of Commerce.

Mayo Stages Rally – A Great Success

March 16, 2012

The Mayo Rally held in Claremorris on March 10th/11th was a great success for the organisers and for businesses in Claremorris.    The 3rd rally held in as many years attracted a very large attendance for the Ceremonial Opening on Saturday Night.  All the cars entered in the race paraded through the town on were on display.  Local school children also learned who was the winner of the poster competition that was run in conjunction wi the RSA and the Chamber of Commerce. Many local businesses were involved in sponsorship and the weekend  was a demonstration of Claremorris at its best.   Its is hoped that Claremorris will get to host the Rally again in the not to distant future.



Successful Mayo Stages Rally Launch

March 5, 2012

Launch of Mayo Rally 2012

Successful Mayo Stages Rally Launch
The countdown to the 2012 McWilliam Park Hotel and Fleet Transport Magazine Mayo Stages Rally is firmly on, following a successful launch at the McWilliam Park Hotel, headquarters for the March 11th event.
A large crowd was in attendance to hear information about this year’s rally from a selection of speakers, including Clerk of the Course Padraic Roche and Chairman of Mayo & District Motorsport Club Sean McHugh.
Among those attending were Motorsport Ireland President Joe Corocan, Aaron MacHale and Robbie Lyttle on behalf of the Motorsport Ireland Road Safety campaign, and Andrew Mullen, sponsor of the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship, of which the Mayo Stages is the opening round.  Local representatives included the Claremorris Chamber of Commerce, County Councillors, and Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer with Mayo County Council.
Earlier in the day Mayo & District Motorsport Club organised a very successful event for local schoolchildren at Bohola National School which is located close to two of the stages on this year’s event. Presented by rally driver Toni Kelly from Donegal, who is also a Road Safety Authority (RSA) ambassador, together with members of Mayo & District Motorsport Club, Mayo County Council’s Road Safety Officer Noel Gibbons, and An Garda Siochana, the initiative provided the school children with a special opportunity to learn first hand about the safety measures that are in place to run a rally, as well as a demonstration of safety equipment on board a current rally car. The presentation was very well received with lots of questions and  much excitement about the forthcoming rally.
picture by Michael Donnelly www.mayopics.com

Clare Lake Forest Greenway aka Land of Giants – Walk of Month

February 8, 2012

Mayo News has named the Clare Lake Forest Greenway OUTDOORS Walk of the month.  A trail with a Giant Twist is how the walk is described by Cathleen Fergus who visited Claremorris this month.  Welcome to the Land of the Giants, the Forest Walk extension to the Clare Lake Walk in Claremorris.

Mayo has so many wonderful looped walks but The Land of the Giants is a first for Ireland, its handcrafted wood features guiding you around the 4.5 km route. It’s family, buggy, bike and wheelchair friendly and with a flat terrain, is a walk for all.

For more details on this fantastic walk Mayo News Story on Clare Lake Forest Greenwayland of giants chair

Green Mile & Land of the Giants

September 15, 2011

Claremorris Tourist Town TreeA Green Mile of peaceful, easy feelings for the big people and a great adventure in a Land of Giants for the little ones.

From the hallowed turf of the GAA to the birthplace of Sir John Gray, through a Forest Greenway and a strange land of giant wellies and a huge chair. Morris and Clare live there but no one has ever seen them.

Your walking adventure starts in the birthplace of Connaught GAA, the focal point for an array of top-flight facilities for Football, Handball, Racquetball, Squash, Soccer, Rugby, Athletics, Swimming, Equestrian, Golf, Cycling and Angling.

Just a few steps from there to the Town Library, a historic cut-stone building donated to the community by the Church of Ireland, which sits alongside a modern new swimming pool and leisure centre, just recently completed.

Onwards through Dalton Street, named after one of the town’s most famous sons, Cardinal John Dalton, you reach Market Square, a stone’s throw from the home of another famous son, Sir John Gray, who brought “a splendid supply of pure water” to Dublin through the dams, pipes and filters of his beloved Vartry Water Scheme.

Next, turn right for the railway station, one of the largest in the country, connecting two arteries, Dublin-Wesport-Ballina, and the Western Corridor between Galway and Sligo, which the Chamber and others are campaigning to have re-opened.

Continue to Clare Lake, the parkland generously donated by local families and lovingly restored by local people. Everywhere is evidence of a two-decade effort to create a fabulous family amenity. A new extension has been created to form a Forest Greenway extending the walkway and cycleway with a 5km forest loop.

You’re now in the Land of the Giants, Morris and Clare. Will you see them?! Check back soon to see if they’re on our Flickr Photostream. And if you see them first, send us a picture!

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