Full list of 2023 greenway funding for routes across Ireland

€63 million of funding for greenways across Ireland has been announced today, it follows the recently announced €290m 2023 funding for mostly urban walking and cycling projects.

The funding includes around 70 projects at different stages of planning, consultation, design and construction, as well as staff support for the design of greenways.

Here’s a county breakdown of the funding, with a full list of projects funded below the table:

As an overview guide: Funding in the millions is more clearly linked to the construction stage, and smaller levels of funding are usually related to the design, consultation and planning stages of projects but some sub-million figures relate to the construction of smaller lengths of routes.

Carlow

Barrow Valley – Bagenalstown to Palace East €60,000

Cavan

Cavan Railway – Cavan Town UCG – Leitrim G/w at Belturbet €400,000

Clare

Ennis to Ennistymon €300,000
Ennistymon to Milltown Malbay €100,000
Limerick to Scarriff – O’Brien’s Bridge to Scarriff €780,000
Milltown Malbay to Moyasta €780,000
Shannon to Bunratty & Onto Limerick €50,000
West Clare Railway – Kilrush – Kilkee €300,000

Cork

Charleville to Cork €50,000
Mallow to Dungarvan Greenway €300,000
Midleton to Youghal G/w – Midleton to Youghal €3,000,000
Muskerry Greenway (Lee to Sea) – Macroom – Dripsey – Farran €50,000
South Cork G/W – Cork to Kinsale €100,000
West Cork G/W – Cork to Schull €100,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 CC €250,000

Donegal

Greenway – Nat Barnesmore Gap Greenway €350,000
Burtonport to Letterkenny Greenway €400,000
Carrigans to Lifford GW €100,000
Inishowen – Buncrana – Carndonagh €500,000
Inishowen G/w – Bridgend to Buncrana & Newtowncunningham €400,000
Inishowen GW – Three Trees to Cardonagh €50,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 DL €290,000

Fingal

Coastal Way – Donabate – Fingal Co. Bdy N of Balbriggan €400,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat Local Authority Greenways Support -2023 FG €100,000

Galway County

Athenry to Milltown €300,000
Connemara – Clifden to Recess €2,500,000
Connemara – Derrygimlagh – Clifden – Kylemore Abbey €200,000
Connemara – Galway to Oughterard €1,200,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NCN – Galway to Athlone Cycleway – NRO Support GC €250,000
NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 GC €200,000

Kerry

Cockleshell Road to The Spa Greenway €400,000
N Kerry – Listowel to Limerick Border €500,000
N Kerry – Tralee to Fenit €500,000
New Greenway Schemes Assessment – KY €50,000
South Kerry – Stage 1 – Cahirsiveen to Reenard pt €100,000
South Kerry – Stages 2 & 3 – Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen €4,500,000
Sth Kerry G/w connection into Nth Kerry G/w €50,000
Tralee to Listowel €100,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 KY €250,000

Kildare

Grand Canal – Aylmer Bridge to Sallins €3,500,000
Grand Canal – Sallins Bridge – Clonkeen (Co. Offaly Border) €400,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat Local Authority Greenways Support -2023 KE €200,000

Kilkenny

Inistioge (Woodstock Estate) to New Ross (South East Greenway) €100,000

Leitrim

SLNCR – Sligo Town to Blacklion, Co. Cavan €1,500,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat Local Authority Greenways Support -2023 LM €250,000

Limerick

Charleville to Patrickswell €200,000
Limerick G/W – Patrickswell to Colbert Station €25,000
Limerick G/w – Rathkeale – Adare – Patrick’s Well €25,000
Limerick Greenway – Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale €2,500,000
UL Loop – UL to Montpelier via Castleconnell €400,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 L €250,000

Lonford

Mid Shannon Wilderness – Corlea Bog €50,000
Mid Shannon Wilderness – Kilnacarrow Br.- Darogue/Ballymacormack €150,000
Royal Canal Branch Line- Kilashee to Longford Town €172,000

Louth

Dundalk Bay to Carlingford Lough Greenway €700,000

Meath

Boyne G/w & Navigation Scheme – Oldbridge Est. Entrance, Navan €100,000
Boyne Valley to Lakelands €1,000,000
Boyne Valley to Lakelands: Wilkinstown to Castletown €50,000
Royal Canal – Meath – Ancilliary Works €14,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat Local Authority Greenways Support -2023 MH €200,000

Monaghan

Ulster Canal – Smithboro – Clones €1,000,000
Ulster Canal Greenway- Smithborough to Monaghan €1,000,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat Local Authority Greenways Support -2023 MN €150,000

Mayo

BCWIG – Viaduct Westport – Moy Cycle Br Ballina €200,000
Clew Bay – Achill Sound & Ext. to Bannacurry €1,500,000
Clew Bay Belclare to Murrisk €300,000
Great Western Greenway – Newport Village €50,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 MO €270,000

Offaly

Grand Canal – Daingean to Edenderry €1,000,000
Grand Canal – Daingean to Tullamore & Henesy’s Br. to Turraun €200,000
Grand Canal – Kilbeggan Link €150,000
Grand Canal – Killina to Killina School €30,000
Grand Canal – Leabeg to Boora €500,000
Turraun to Shannon Harbour €2,000,000

Roscommon

Lough Key to Carrick-on-Shannon €300,000
Lough Ree – Athlone to Ballyleague/Lanesborough €600,000
Lough Ree G/w – Ballyleague/Lanesborough to Tarmonbarry/Strokestown/Roosky €400,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NCN – Athlone to Galway Cycleway – NRO Support RN €100,000
NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 RN €180,000

Sligo

Bellaghy – Charlestown – Collooney €400,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 SO €390,000

South Dublin

Grand Canal – 12th Lock to Hazelhatch Bridge €800,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat Local Authority Greenways Support -2023 SD €150,000

Tipperary

Greenway – Nat Cashel to Cahir G/w – Cashel to Cahir Town €100,000
East Limerick Greenway (Tipperary) €50,000
Lough Derg G/w – Ballina to Dromineer €300,000
Marlfield Blueway Clonmel – Convent Rd to Marlfield €300,000
Suir Blueway – Gas House Br. – Suir Island, Clonmel €100,000
Suir Blueway – Marlfield to Cahir – Marlfield Village to Swiss Cottages €150,000
Suir Blueway – Waterford G/w Link – Carrick on Suir to Kilmeaden €150,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat Local Authority Greenways Support -2023 T €250,000

Waterford

Pathfinder – Youghal to Dungarvan €400,000
Waterford Greenway (2018 reallocation) €100,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 W €200,000

Westmeath

Greenway – Nat Kilbeggan to Mullingar Greenway €400,000
NCN – Athlone Bridge Cycleway (Castle to the Marina) – WH €5,000,000
NCN – Galway to Athlone Cycleway – WH €2,750,000
NCN – Galway to Maynooth Cycleway €100,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat NRO Regional Greenways Support -2023 WH €370,000

Wexford

New Ross to St. Mullins €50,000
Rosslare to Waterford, Rosslare Europort to Belview €50,000
South Eastern – Waterford to New Ross €3,000,000
Wexford Town to Rosslare Greenway €50,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat Local Authority Greenways Support -2023 WX €200,000

Wicklow

Greenway – Nat Arklow to Shillelagh €500,000
Blessington E – Blessington Lake Loop €1,800,000
Greystones to Wicklow €250,000
LA Eng Support – E7 – Nat Local Authority Greenways Support -2023 WW €250,000

The mostly urban funding is allocated via the National Transport Authority, while the greenway funding is issued via Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), which also covers national roads which were funded to the tune of €491m today.

The greenway funding added amounts to €353m or €0.967m per day for funding for walking and cycling in 2023 — it is €7m short of the Government’s promise of almost €1m per day to be spent on active travel which is supposed to amount to €360m per year. IrishCycle.com asked the Department of Transport and it has indicated that it will respond to this when it can.

In a press release, Minister Ryan said: “Greenway projects of national and regional significance progressing to completion during 2023 include three sections of the Grand Canal Greenway and a section of the Clifden to Recess Greenway. Construction work will continue on sections of the Clew Bay, Waterford to New Ross and Navan to Kingscourt Greenway projects with some proposed sectional openings.”

He added: “This is a very exciting time for cycling and walking infrastructure in Ireland which will provide greater facilities for leisure and tourism cycling in the coming years.”

Minister Chambers said: “I’m delighted to announce the local authority allocations today which will be used for the further roll out of the Greenways programme in 2023. Over 50km of Greenway will progress in the planning approval process.”

He added: A further large portfolio of other projects will progress through early planning, design and appraisal. The Athlone Active Travel Bridge, which is a major piece of cycling infrastructure, forming part of the Dublin to Galway Greenway will be completed in the first half of this year.”



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