By 2018, it will be possible to cycle from Dublin to Athlone almost entirely off-road

Minister Ross was at the opening of the Garrycastle to Whitegates National Cycle Network in Athlone on Friday 7th April.

Major Funding for the Dublin Galway Greenway

Supporters of the Dublin Galway Greenway project received excellent news when funding was announced to complete major sections of the route

2016 start for work on the Meath Kildare section of Greenway

According to Dail records the Minister expects that work will commence on the Meath and Kildare sections of the greenway in 2016.

Plans to Complete the Royal Canal Greenway in Longford

Longford County Council have issued proposals to complete the royal canal greenway connecting to the Dublin Galway Greenway.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September Greenway Updates From Around Ireland

    There was some great news for the Dublin Galway greenway over the summer including funding for the Meath/Kildare sections and extension in Westmeath and Longford. But away from the Dublin Galway Greenway, there have been more developments around the country that we have been keeping an eye on. More updates to follow. 

    GREENWAY NEWS from Derry

  • Council says extension of cyclepath to Strathfoyle not dependant on EU funding
    Derry Journal

    “However, much talk of the greenway plans becoming a reality were based on Derry City and Strabane District Council securing funding from the ...



    GREENWAY NEWS from Leitrim

  • Heritage Week to be marked in Dromahair
    Leitrim Observer

    The Dromahair Heritage Group believe the 'Abbey Loop', as part of a bigger greenway, could help revive the fortunes of the village as has been the ...

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Royal Canal Greenway Phase 4 halted due to Luas funding


Phase Four of the Royal Canal Greenway which is an integral part of the Dublin Galway greenway has been put on hold due to funding being reserved for Luas work.

In a statement, the National Transport Authority which provides funding for the project said that the resources of Dublin City Council need to be "re-focussed" because of the demands of Luas cross city and other traffic management schemes. The NTA said "as the various projects linked to Luas cross city are progressed, resources will then be released to reactivate the other projects.

The Royal Canal Greenway and other cycleways were part of a €30 million funding package for cycling facilities in the greater Dublin area announced by the government two years ago.

Meanwhile, the Green Party has called on the Minister for Transport Shane Ross and the Irish Road Safety Authority to reconsider existing approaches to road safety and set a goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on Ireland's roads. Green Party Transport Spokesperson and chair of Dublin City Council’s Transport Committee, Cllr Ciaran Cuffe said "Minister Ross must dedicate greater resources to improving walking and cycling across Ireland. Money for gold-plated road projects should be put on hold until such time as we adequately fund sustainable transport projects."