Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling experience has opened and it looks stunning 3 years ago

Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling experience has opened and it looks stunning

Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday weekend?

If you’re based in the sunny south east or not too far away, then you might fancy trying out the new Waterford greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling experience in Ireland.

The 46 kilometre trail, which runs along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan, officially opened last month and with the summer season around the corner, a new promotional video has been launched to showcase some of the stunning scenery along the route.

A number of well-known local celebrities appear in cameos throughout the video, which follows the adventures of 12-year-olds Patrick Brennan and Chloe Walsh.

Patrick and Chloe set off from Waterford City and Dungarvan respectively, meeting at a spectacular vantage point in Kilmacthomas, the half-way point on the Waterford Greenway.

Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath makes an appearance, as do players such as Kevin Moran, Ian O'Regan, Barry Coughlan, Austin Gleeson and Pauric Mahony, while there are also cameos from Ireland rugby captain Niamh Briggs, Fair City star Carrie Crowley and celebrity chef Paul Flynn (and his dog, Sky).

The closing shot, meanwhile, filmed on the 50-metre high Kilmacthomas Viaduct, features almost 200 people, including performers and creations from Waterford performing arts theatre company, Spraoi.

You can check out the promo in all its glory below and for more information on the Waterford Greenway, check out the Greenway website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and the hashtags #WaterfordGreenway and #BeautifulJourney.

Clip via Waterford Council