Greenways Ireland


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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

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.

Please contact us and we will get your Greenway listed. 


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:

 For more info please visit: 

Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways

Benefits of Greenways

  • New Businesses help the local economy. 
  • Jobs
  • Health Benefits
  • Reduced dependancy of motorised transport.
  • Fun for everyone. 

Greenways Definitions

  • National Greenway: A national Greenway are those that are at least 100Km long. 
  • Regional Greenways: A regional greenway are those that at least 20km long but ideally are longer thatn 40km. Regional Greenway are also those that connect to longer strategic routes. 

Five S’s in the consideration of a Greenway Design. 

  • Scenic
  • Sustainable
  • Strategic
  • Segregated
  • lots to See and do.