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Wexford And Kildare Greenways To Benifit From Upgrade Works

4.5 million in funding is being given to projects through the Carbon Tax Fund at 26 locations nationwide.

Fáilte Ireland has welcomed the announcement, and says it is critical we invest in the future of walking and cycling for communities and visitors.


Projects allocated funding are set out in the table below.

Name of Project

Amount awarded

Managing/ Lead Managing Local Authority

Brief Description

Barrow Valley Greenway

€150,000

Carlow County Council

Concept and Feasibility, Project Execution Plan, Project Appraisal Plan and Project Brief for a 38.8 km section from Bagnalstown to Palace East.

Cavan Railway Greenway

€175,000

Cavan County Council

Options selection for the 26.km section from Ulster Canal Greenway north of Castle Saunderson and with a link to the Cavan - Leitrim Greenway at Belturbet.

West Clare Railway Greenway

€255,000

Clare County Council

Concept and Feasibility, Project Execution Plan, Project Appraisal Plan, and Project Brief from Ennis to Moyasta.

To bring a 20 km priority section from Kilrush to Kilkee to Preliminary Design and Environmental Evaluation.

Mallow to Dungarvan Greenway

€80,000

Cork County Council

Scope, Pre- Appraisal, Concept, Feasibility and Options Selection for a 39.15km section from Mallow/Youghal to Ballyduff / on the Waterford border.

Inishowen Greenway

€45,000

Donegal County Council

Route Options selection on an 8km section from Muff to Quigley’s Point

Inishowen Greenway

€180,000

Donegal County Council

Route options selection on a 32 km section from Buncrana to Cardonagh

Foyle Valley Greenway

€115, 000

Donegal County Council

Route options for a 28.5 km section of the Foyle Valley Greenway from Carrigans to Castlefinn.

Fingal Coastal Way

€200,000

Fingal County Council

Route options selection for a 21 km section from

Newbridge Demesne, Donabate to

Fingal county boundary, north of Balbriggan.

Connemara Greenway

€140,000

Galway County Council

Preliminary Design and Environmental Evaluation for a 17 km section from Clifden to Kylemore Abbey.

Connemara Greenway

€100,000

Galway County Council

Preliminary Design and Environmental Evaluation for a 8km section from Clifden to Derriglimlagh

Quiet Man Greenway

€75,000

Galway County Council

Concept and Feasibility Design, Project Appraisal Plan – Athenry to Milltown

Grand Canal Greenway

€96,850

Kildare County Council

Detailed Design, Detailed Business Case, Total Scheme Budget (TSB) and Enabling Procurement for a 38.5km section in County Kildare (11km. Of which has already received funding) from Sallins to Clonkeen on the Offaly border.

Sligo Leitrim Northern Counties Railway (SLNCR) Greenway

€500,000

Leitrim County Council

To bring a 75 km section from Sligo Town to Blacklion in Cavan through Statutory Process.

Limerick Greenway ( part of Great Southern Greenway)

€150,000

Limerick County Council

Feasibility Study & Options Report for a 22km section from Rathkeale to Patrickswell through Adare.

Mid-Shannon Greenway

€60,000

Longford County Council

Preliminary Design and Environmental Evaluation, Statutory process and detailed design enabling procurement for a 65.9km section.

Carlingford Greenway

€200,000

Louth County Council

Preliminary Design and Environmental Evaluation for a 12.31 km section from the Tourist Office in Carlingford to Templetown Beach.

Mayo Interurban Greenway

€95,000

Mayo County Council

Concept and Feasibility Study, 60km link from Westport via Castlebar to Ballina

Boyne Greenway & Navigation Scheme

€750,000

Meath County Council

Feasibility Study, Route Option Selection, Preliminary Design & Environmental Evaluation, Land Procurement / Agreements and Part 8 Planning Process for a 26.5 km section from

Oldbridge Estate Entrance to Navan.

Ulster Canal Greenway

€100,000

Monaghan County Council

Preliminary Design and Environmental Evaluation for a 14 km section from Smithsboro to Clones.

Grand Canal to Old Rail Trail Cycleway Link

€60,000

Offaly County Council

A Feasibility Study and environmental screenings for a key Regional Greenway 26 km link from the Grand Canal Greenway at Ballycommon (Tulare) to the Old Rail Trail Greenway and the Dublin-Galway Eurovelo route.

Shannon Monastic Greenway -

€95,000

Offaly County Council

Feasibility, Consultation, Route Selection, Design and Environmental Screenings for a 28 km section from Shannonbridge in Offaly to Athlone in Westmeath.

Lough Ree Greenway

€100,000

Roscommon County Council

Concept and Feasibility Study, Project Execution Plan, Project Appraisal Plan and Project Brief for a 68km section of Greenway from Tarmonberry to Athlone.

Sligo Greenway

€300,000

Sligo County Council

Preliminary Design and Environmental Evaluation for a 35.5 km from Cooloney Sligo to Bellaghy Cavan.

Clonmel to Carrick on Suir Greenway (Suir Blueway)

€200,000

Tipperary County Council

To bring a short 1 km section from Gas House Bridge Clonmel to Suir Island Clonmel through the Statuary process stage.

Waterford Greenway Network

€80,000

Waterford County Council

Options Selection and a Project Appraisal Report for a 38.5 km section from Dungarvan to Cork County boundary west of Ballyduff Upper.

Rosslare to Waterford Greenway

€58,000

Wexford County Council

To bring a 58 km section from Rosslare Europort to the Bellview connection in Waterford through Statuary Process. This will enable connection the South East Greenway from Waterford to New Ross.

Limerick to Scarrif

€140,000

Waterways Ireland (covering Limerick and Clare)

Preliminary Design and Environmental Evaluation for a 41 km section from Black Bridge, River Shannon, Limerick to

Scarriff Town Square, County Clare.

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