Greenways & Blueways

Source: Tender from Bord Failte: Visitor Amenities, Interpretation, Branding & Wayfinding Plans for Greenways & Blueways

Greenways Funded Prior to “2018 Strategy for the Future Development of National & Regional Greenways”.  

Project Local Authorities/Public BodyDistanceCurrent Status  
1. Waterford Greenway  Waterford CoCo 46kmCompleted – Open – Extension to Waterford City due for completion late 2022 
2. Old Rail Trail   Westmeath CoCo  42kmCompleted – Open   
3. Galway to Athlone   Westmeath CoCo, Roscommon CoCo, Galway CoCo, TII   No route selected yet, possible round 140kmDue for Completion 2024- 2025 

Greenways Funded under the “2018 Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways” 

Project Local Authorities/Public BodyDistanceCurrent Status 
1. Royal Canal Greenway  Kildare, Meath, Westmeath, Longford County Councils, Waterways Ireland  130kmCompleted – Open  
2. Connemara Greenway    Galway CoCo  76km13km Completed – Due to Complete 2023 
3. Grand Canal Greenway  Kildare Laois Offaly County Councils  130km6km Open due to complete 2023  
4. Blessington Greenway   Wicklow CoCo  42km6km Open – due to complete 2023  
5. Tralee to Fenit    Kerry CoCo  12kmDue to Open Spring 2022 
6. Limerick Border to Listowel Greenway (Kerry section)Kerry CoCo  17kmDue to Open Spring 2022  
7. South East Greenway    Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny County Councils.   24kmDue to Open 2023 
8. Midleton – Youghal Greenway    Cork CoCo  23kmDue to Open 2023- 2024 
9. Limerick GreenwayLimerick Greenway39kmCompleted – Open

List of Blueway’s in Blueway Ireland Accreditation Process: 

Project Lead Promoter DistanceCurrent Status 
1. Lough Derg Waterways Ireland (Clare, Tipperary & Clare County Councils) 128kmFull accreditation expected October 2021  
2. River Suir Tipperary County Council (Managed by Tipperary Local Sports Partnership)  53kmFull accreditation expected October 2021 
3, Árainn Mór (Donegal) Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo  Island Co-Operative <25kmConfirmed Stage 1 approval. Intend to achieve full accreditation in 2021   
4. Boyne Blueway Meath County Council 10kmConfirmed Stage 1 approval. Intend to achieve full accreditation in 2021 
Shannon Erne Waterways Ireland 65kmStage 1 approved 
Shannon Waterways Ireland 72kmStage 1 approved 
Lough Gill Sligo County Council 38kmStage 1 approved 
Skellig Coast South Kerry Development Partnership CLG <25kmStage 1 approved 
Barrow Blueway Waterways Ireland 41kmStage 1 approved 
Maharees Blueway Maharees Conservation Group <25kmEOI Stage 
Blackwater Blueway Waterford City & County Council <25kmEOI Stage 
Bright Lights Blueway Wicklow County Council  Stage 1 approval deferred – more development works to be completed 

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