Midlands Greenway Projects To Benefit From €60m Funding Announcement

The Transport Minister says it's a new and exciting phase of the national greenway programme.

Midlands greenway projects are set to benefit from funding of €60 million being announced today. 

The Transport Infrastructure Ireland grants will see substantial investment in projects in Westmeath and Offaly as part of the development of the Galway to Dublin corridor. 

The Faithful County will further development as part of extensions to the Grand Canal Greenway.

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says the projects are entering a new and exciting phase where more and more Greenways are being connected.

The breakdown of midlands funding allocations is as follows...

Offaly/Waterways Grand Canal Greenway

€200,000 for 20km Daingean (Molesworth Bridge) to Tullamore (Digby Bridge) and Hennesy’s Bridge to Turraun.

Estimated date of completion:

Q4 2021: bulk of work

Q1/Q2 2022: enhancements in Ballycommon and delivery of Pollagh to Hennessey's north bank will likely be pushed out due to complexity/Part 8.


Lough Derg Greenway

€80,000 for Killina to Killina School Link

Estimated date of completion: TBD


Grand Canal to Old Rail Trail Cycleway Link

€25,000 for 26 kilometres of Grand Canal Greenway at Ballycommon (Tullamore) to the Old Rail Trail Greenway and the Dublin-Galway Eurovelo Route 2 via Kilbeggan, the River Brosna, Lilliput (Lough Ennell) and Mullingar.

Estimated date of completion: TBD


Shannon Monastic Greenway

€15,000 for 28 kilometres of Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly - Athlone, Co. Westmeath.


Grand Canal Greenway

€753,000 for Leabeg to Boora

Estimated date of completion: TBD


Grand Canal Greenway

€250,000 Kilbeggan Link Ancilliary Works


Offaly Shannon Monastic Greenway Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly - Athlone, Co. Westmeath

28 kilometres


Estimated date of completion: TBD.


TII Dublin to Galway

€7,000,000 for Whitelands to Athlone Castle, Athlone and Castle to Galway

€100,000 for Whitelands to Athlone Castle, Athlone Castle to Galway (Retention Monies)

€1,500,000 for Galway to Athlone

Estimated completion date:

Q3 2021: construction Whitegates to Athlone Marina.

Q2 2023, Construction Cycleway Bridge.






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