Get involved in the final piece of the jigsaw for Dublin – Galway Greenway

Construction is currently underway for the 11km stretch of the Grand Canal Greenway, running from Sallins to Alymers Bridge. John Craddock Ltd. was awarded the contract after a competitive tendering process, and work began on-site in October 2022. We anticipate substantial completion by November 23, 2023.

We understand that construction work may cause some disruptions and inconvenience, but we are committed to minimizing these wherever possible. Unfortunately, the area between Sallins and the railway bridge will experience the most significant impact, as we construct the soil nailing system, bridge abutments, and green steepened slopes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will continue to work efficiently to complete the project as soon as possible. Please see the list of current closures along the route below.
With the addition of the new hub, visitors will have access to a range of amenities, including bike rentals, picnic areas, and a café.

The restoration of the railway goods shed is a significant part of the project. The building, which dates back to the mid-1800s, was once a bustling hub for goods and passengers travelling between Limerick and Tralee. However, in recent years, the building has fallen into disrepair, and it has been out of use for many years.

The restoration of the railway goods shed will preserve an important piece of Irish history while also providing a new space for visitors to the area. The project will be carried out in a way that is respectful of the building’s heritage and will aim to maintain as much of the original structure and features as possible.

In addition to the restoration of the railway goods shed, the Limerick Greenway hub will also feature a range of new facilities, including a bike rental station, a café, and a picnic area. The aim is to provide visitors with everything they need to enjoy their time on the Greenway, whether they are cycling or walking the route.

One of the key features of the new hub is its universal accessibility. The developers have gone to great lengths to ensure that the facilities are accessible to everyone, regardless of their mobility level. This includes the installation of wheelchair ramps, accessible toilets, and other features that make the site fully inclusive.

Overall, the Limerick Greenway hub promises to be a fantastic addition to the West Limerick region. The restoration of the railway goods shed will provide visitors with a glimpse into Ireland’s rich history, while the new facilities will make it easier than ever for people to explore the stunning countryside. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or a casual walker, the Limerick Greenway hub is sure to be a destination worth visiting.

Grand Canal Greenway Phase 1 Sallins to Alymers Bridge

Written by Kieran Kelly

February 5, 2021

After stalling for over 5 years, it finally looks like the long awaited Greenway between Dublin and Galway could finally progress to completion. The final section for completion is the Athlone to Galway route. How Athlone will link to Galways is yet unknown, but a public consultation hope to move that decison foward. 

A virtual public consultation is set to take place to gather input from the public on the final phase of the project. 

The design team have chosen 5 route corridors and are presenting these to the public. Once all information is gathered a preferred route will be chosen to proceed to the Preferred Route Consultation due to take place in mid 2021.

If we get to that stage it is then hoped to consult with landowners of that proposed route for their feedback.

More information about the consultation process and the timelines can be found on the dedicated consultation website.

How to make a submission on the Dublin – Galway Greenway.

If you wish to make a submission you can do so via in a number of ways. Submission must be made before the 1st of March 2021. To make a submission,

  • Visit the Virtual consultation room.
  • By Email to
  • By Post to
    Galway to Athlone Cycleway Project Office,
    Society Street
    County Galway,
    H53 T320

Still got Questions about the proposed greenway?

If you have any question or concerns about the new section of the greenway, you can also meet with the team via phone or virtual meeting. Meetings can be booked via the consultation website.

 All routes have their benefits but unfortunatly they can not all proceed at this moment. 

Whichever route is chosen we hope to see this vital piece of infrasture completed as soon as possible. 

Kieran Kelly
Author: Kieran Kelly

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