Next phase of the Dublin Galway Greenway could be open by Easter

Next phase of the Dublin Galway Greenway could be open by Easter

Dublin Galway Greenway is the centrepiece of the National Greenway Strategy

Dublin Galway Greenway is the centrepiece of the National Greenway Strategy

TII to take the lead in completing the Dublin Galway Greenway

It was announced this week, that Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) will be handed the lead role in delivering the remaining sections of the Dublin Galway Greenway.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Details of proposed Athlone to Galway Greenway route are emerging

 


The Dublin Galway Greenway blog has learned that a decision is imminent on the preferred route from Athlone to Galway.

This route section is the final jigsaw piece of the coast to coast greenway which is a strategic priority by the government.

Several news outlets are reporting today that a preferred route has been selected. The greenway team are due to meet local councillors tomorrow to explain the decision and a further public consultation will then take place.

Galway Bay FM are reporting that Route 5 has been selected. This route would see the route go from Athlone to Shannon bridge , Clonfert, Meelick and Eyrecourt before going on via Portumna, Clarinbridge and Oranmore.

Many supporters of the other proposed route will be disappointed if the rumoured route is in fact route 5. Local representative Ciaran Cannon is calling for the government to link up the villages and towns on the other links to the national greenway network.

As of now (Monday Dec 6th) it is still not confirmed that route 5 will be the preferred route. According to the Shannonside news, Senator Aisling Dolan has said that the route has still not been confirmed and that an official announcement is due this week from the project office.

The wait goes on.....


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Royal Canal Greenway (part of Eurovelo 2) launched on 24th March 2021 with Eamon Ryan

 

Photo courtesy of https://www.waterwaysireland.org/

The official launch of the Royal Canal Greenway will take place on Wednesday 24th March 2021. Due to Covid19, this launch event will be a virtual one. Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister Malcolm Noonan will be in attendance for this online launch.

The Royal Canal greenway is part of the Eurovelo 2 capitals route that will run from Moscow to Galway when complete. This section of the Eurovelo 2 greenway runs from Maynooth in Co. Kildare to Cloondara in Co. Longford. In total it is 130km long of level tow path which is ideal for both walkers and cyclists.

The Royal Canal Greenway traverses 4 counties in total including Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford. Each of the 4 counties are jointly working on launching and marketing this new greenway in partnership with Waterways Ireland.

While the entire route from Dublin to Longford is yet to be completed this is still a significant new addition to Irelands growing network of greenways. The section from Maynooth to the Kildare county border at Confey is due to start construction in late 2021. Also the section within Dublin City Council will also go to construction this year. The section with Fingal County is more problematic due to the "deep sinking" area. Fingal council are due to go to public consultation this year with a proposed plan. The exact state of the entire route can be see here.

The Launch will take place virtually and can be viewed on this link at 10am.  No pre-registration required. The page will go live at 10am.


 


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Public Consultation 2

 


After a five-year pause, the Galway to Athlone Cycleway is being developed with a fresh new start. New consultants, RPS, have been appointed and given a blank canvas to develop a route for the cycleway

Public Consultation No.2 started on January 25th 2021 and run for 5 weeks until 1st March 2021.

Due to current health restrictions, a physical consultation event is not possible but the Consultation can be accessed in the Virtual Consultation Room 

Here