Greenways in Ireland
Greenways Ireland was set up to promote greenways all over Ireland. We are a private company who’s aim it is to help both businesses and users of greenways get the most out of these fabulous amenities.
The Greenways Ireland website will become the number one guide for visitors from Ireland and abroad wanting to explore Irelands Greenways.
As the number of Greenways in Ireland is growing we will document all Greenways, current greenways and greenways of the future.
What is a Greenway?
Greenways are trails built to be used exclusively by cyclists, pedestrians and other non motorised transport. They are generally traffic-free routes. With no traffic, the routes are generally safer and can be enjoyed by most members of society.
Greenways have become very popular on old disused railway lines. Examples of Greenways that have repurposed old railway lines are
- Waterford Greenway
- Great Western Greenway
- Great Southern Trail
- Old Rail Trail
Greenways are also been built along river and canal towpaths. Both the Royal Canal Greenway and the Suir Blueway are built along old towpaths.
future Greenways Ireland
- Southeast Greenway incorporating the Kilkenny Greenway
- Youghal Midleton Greenway
- Dublin – Galway (Athlone to Galway)
- Connemara Greenway
- Waterford to Rosslare Greenway
- Tralee – Fenit
- Clew Bay Greenway
- Grand Canal Greenway- Tullamore to Daingean
- Blessington Lake Loop
- Grand canal Greenway -Kildare section as far as Sallins
If you are a group or organisation either campaigning or currently constructing a greenway in your area, please get in touch and we will include you on our site.
Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways
In 2018 the Irish Government launched the Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways. You can download it here: https://assets.gov.ie/10364/abd98a35c61e4de4ba00a341eb7e0d13.pdf
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Five S’s in the consideration of a Greenway Design.
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