€10 million euro Limerick greenway opens to public from today
The 40km project was built along the former Limerick to Kerry rail line.
The Limerick greenway has officially opened to the public from today.
The Limerick greenway which stretches over 40km from Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale has been described as one of the biggest outdoor and most transformative tourist amenity projects in the area.
The route, built along the Limerick to Kerry rail line, was designed to bring more tourism to the county and will eventually link to the Kerry greenway to allow cyclists and walkers to pass through.
The €10 million euro investment by Limerick City will see a three-metre route featuring a number of bike hires, cafes, food options, accommodation, and historic tours along the greenway.
The route also has a number of stop off points in towns such as Rathkeale, Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale and Templeglanton and access to a number of historic sites like Desmond Castle and Ardagh, which is the home of the famous Ardagh Chalice.
It also involved extensive restoration of two 19th century railway station houses at Barnagh and Ardagh, the renovation of the 115-metre long Barnagh tunnel, and the cast iron Fergusons Viaduct.
You can see the full list of activities and stop off points along the route here.