Work is progressing on the Royal Canal Greenway between Glasnevin / Phibsborough and Drumcondra — here are some images and a short video of the work so far.
This is a video around the centre of the route section:
Heavy work is ongoing on the Glasnevin / Phibsborough end of the project — the work includes not just widening the path but also putting in place underground services:
The greenway work — and work Waterways Ireland is doing alongside it — has exposed the man-made nature of the canal, especially along this section where the canal is above the railway (which is behind the workers in the image here).
The light grey kerb beside the machinery is newly installed as part of the greenway works, while below it is the historic canal wall which is usually covered by clay which will be restored:
This is a section where the work is more progressed:
This is from the same spot but looking towards Drumcrondra — this path will be split between walking (1.5m) and cycling (2.5m two-way) with a kerb down the middle. The width of both paths would be substandard for the location and likely use.
This is the cross-over point for the greenway — the new bridge is just out of view:
This is at the Drumcondra Road end — it’s worth saying that this remedial looks rather stark but greenery will take hold again. Unrelated to the greenway, Waterways Ireland previously undertook similarly stark embankment work west of the Phibsborough Road: