Manchester-based Mayo native Peter Mylett has been busy singing the praises of the Western Greenway since he penned a song in its honour last year. Peter has been associated with the music scene across in England for several years but he is especially proud of the latest addition to his repertoire.

On a visit home to Newport in the summer of 2017, he called to Mayo County Councillor Michael Holmes down Mulranny way to find out who came up with the idea of developing the Great Western Greenway. Peter learned that in the mid-2000s the idea of the Greenway cycle and pedestrian track was formulated by a group of county council engineers who had a vision regarding its construction mainly along the track of the old Westport to Achill railway line that ceased service in 1937.