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Walking Routes/ Public Parks
Bealach na Gaeltachta Walking route has been completed and was officially launched in April 2007. It is a long distance walking route that journeys along the Conamara coastline and is approximately 220 kilometres in length.
Slí na Sláinte (which means "the way to health") is an exercise incentive scheme developed by the Irish Heart Foundation which encourages people to walk for leisure and good health. It uses a system of distance measurement signage, street pole signs and footpath markings at 1km intervals along a route. The Council provides financial and technical assistance in the provision of routes which have been introduced in Oranmore and Ballinasloe.
Galway County Council has provided funding towards the improvement and development of walking routes in Dunmore, Moylough, Portumna Forest, Carrabane and Kilchreest/ Castledaly under the Recreation and Amenity Framework.
Galway County Council and Galway County Council, jointly own Rinville Park in Oranmore. The facilities include a, playground, picnic and barbecue areas. The network of walks through the woodland and open farmland, along with the scenic view of Galway Bay make it a very popular amenity area.
Palace Grounds, Tuam
The Council owns and maintains a public park at the Palace Grounds, Tuam which is adjacent to the town centre. This popular recreational area includes a leisure centre and swimming pool, playground, tennis court and parkland walk routes.