What is the Galway Green Map?

A ‘Green Map’ is a locally produced chart of an area, which identifies, promotes and links environmental, social, and cultural amenities.
These maps typically show green areas, cycle paths, green businesses, organic markets, quiet spots in the city, interesting walking routes, as well as the cultural sites that make an area unique.

Galway recently became a member of the Green Map System, a not for profit organisation which provides a locally flexible, but globally shared framework for environmental mapmaking. A website with examples of green maps from around the world is available at www.greenmap.org.

A Green Map highlighting places in Galway City that are important to the citizens in Galway is currently under preparation. Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate in the development of maps of their communities. The Green Map for Galway is part of a larger study being undertaken by the Department of Geography, NUI, Galway in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Galway City Council.

The Green Map is a practical tool which can be used by individuals, tourists, community groups, local businesses, and the local authority. The project is on-going and the map will represent a holistic representation of the city of Galway, and of the places and things that people value in the community.

Interested in participating? Forms can be obtained from our Downloads Section