This scheme involved the construction of a 40km linear greenway running from Clifton to Oughterard, Co. Galway. IAC Ltd carried out an archaeological, architectural and cultural heritage constraints study, route selection assessment and Environmental Impact assessment for the scheme.
The constraints study and route selection assessment consisted of the identification of archaeological and architectural constraints to be avoided or considered by the overall scheme design. Once a route was selected a full archaeological and architectural heritage assessment was undertaken of the proposed scheme, including field inspection. This formed the EIA chapter on archaeological and architectural heritage for the overall project. Of particular concern was industrial heritage and archaeology as part of the route followed a now defunct railway track which traversed scenic Connemara.
The project was brought to Oral Hearing and IAC Ltd successfully presented evidence on the archaeological, architectural and cultural heritage aspect of the project. The scheme was granted permission by An Bord Pleanala.