Opening date nears for Mullingar to Athlone section of Dublin Galway Greenway

Our sources closest to the construction of the Mullingar to Athlone cycleway are indicating a mid October offical opening date.

As of Friday evening (18th Sep), the base layer was finished to within 4km of Athlone, with the finished layer completed to about a mile of Moate Station. Its a serious job. Some of the bridges are also finished with hand railing. Topsoiling is finished to Castletown.

Here's a sneek peek courtesy of a facebook user.

"Pretty impressive stuff. Some beautiful bridges and tunnels along the route. Past half way point yesterday. No official..."
Posted by Brian Golden


  1. What time, on the 18 Oct, will the official opening of the Mullingar - Athlone Greenway take place?

    1. To coincide with the opening, the Moate Action Group is holding a ‘Cycle Fest’ on Sunday week. It is to kick off at around 1pm, when the official opening is over.

      Also happening is a cycle challenge in aid of LARCC. Registration is from 8am at Columb Barracks, and the cycle is to start at 9am.

      For anyone interested in taking part, or anxious to find out more detail in advance, the people with all the answers are at: 087-6443742, 086 8769902 or 087 8041882.

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