Works starts on Midleton to Youghal Greenway

NEWS IN BRIEF: Work has started on the Midleton to Youghal Greenway.

In January of last year, councillors on Cork County Council unanimously agreed on planning permission for the 24km greenway which is set to cost over €19 million to build.

The route will eventually link to existing and planned greenways in counties Wateford, Wexford, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and parts of Northern Ireland to form the Ireland part of the European cycle route Euro-velo 1 (see image).

Local councillor James O’Connor tweeted: “So it begins! Delighted that work has begun on the Midleton to Youghal Greenway. @Corkcoco are providing €8,000,000 towards this project. The project will bring a significant boost to our local economy and it will be a fantastic amenity for our community.”

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

1 Comment

  1. Thats great news,hopefully it will be a scenic greenway like Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan,some of our railway based greenways are somewhat lacking when it comes to the view.

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