€63.5m in Greenway funding available

Father and son entering on to the Greenway on their bikes through a tunnel under a bridge.

Kilkenny County Council is  invitating  members of the public to participate in the selection of a preferred route corridor for the essential South to North Access Roa of the South East Greenway

In their ongoing effort to improve connectivity and accessibility, the council has developed six distinct route corridor options, all aimed at seamlessly connecting Abbey Road to Belmont Road. The selcted route will be important to the South East Greenway as it will most likely form a future access point and car park for the greenway

Written by Kieran Kelly

November 9, 2020

T.D Eamon Ryan has just announced €63.6m of funding for Greenway projects in Ireland. 

Never before has a government allocated so much to Greenway infrastructure in Ireland. This allocation will be a huge help to communities all around Ireland.

The success of the Waterford Greenway is proof that Greenways are a great resource for communities, local economies and public health.

A significant amount will be allocated to the Great Southern Greenway. Limerick County Council are currently looking to upgrade the Green to bring it up to a modern standard. Once upgraded the greenway will connect Rathkeale, Co.Limerick to Listowel, Co.Kerry. 

Other projects that will hope to share the greenway fund. 

  • Cork, Midleton-Youghal €10,000,000
  • 2020 – €8,800,000
  • Galway, Clifden- Recess €3,350,000
  • Kildare, Grand Canal Aylmer Bridge to Sallins €2,930,000
  • Kerry, Tralee Fenit €3,440,000
  • Kerry, Listowel to Limerick County Boundary €4,540,000
  • Mayo, Great Western Way expansion €5,150,000
  • Offaly, Grand Canal Daingean to Lough Boora €1,660,000
  • Wexford, Waterford- New Ross €9,000,000
  • 2020 – €6,210,000
  • Wicklow, Blessington Loop €6,400,000
  • 2020 – €8,358,000
  • TII , Galway- Athlone €8,100,000
  • South Kerry Greenway €1,400,000
  • Galway Moycullen €1,800,000
  • Offaly, Daingean to Edenderry €3,100,000
  • Limerick, refurbishment of Great Southern Greenway €2,500,000
  • Longford Canal Greenway €172,000