Jeez, if numbers keep going like that you'll be needing the rail service to Achill reinstated but you'll have to wait until we get the Burma Road done first.
There's money in tourism once we realise that tourism is strictly out of bounds for tacky over priced Celtic Tiger Hotels and ****ty attractions propped up by grants and infected by self indulgence.
This Greenway idea is fantastic and as a railway fan I'd rather see it done (incorporating the lines history to some degree) than leaving it to the Wizard of Oz whims of WOT or the careless disregard of locals. If this opinion is interpreted as some sort of agenda against WOT then it only highlights a bizarre paranoia amongst WRC supporters.
Personally I don't think the WRC has anything to offer, but any initiative that preserves the alignment and offers a potential economic boost to the region should be embraced a lot quicker than the Celtic Tiger influenced railway demand from people who know absolutely nothing about either railways or reality.