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5 great greenways to try this year
See the best of Ireland by bike on one of these fantastic greenways.
Discover the incredible greenways across Ireland where you can enjoy relaxing walks with friends or plan a great cycling adventure.

Plan your greenway getaway and don't worry if you didn’t bring your bike, you can hire one at the start of the trip.

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1Limerick Greenway

Take off on a 40km long journey across County Limerick from Rathkeale towards the Kerry border. Enjoy the peaceful Limerick Greenway  and lush, rural countryside as you make your way towards Newcastle West and climb the Mullaghareirk Mountains before skirting around Abbeyfeale and finishing in Kerry.

Limerick Greenway Walking Trail
2Great Western Greenway

Make your way from the idyllic town of Westport in County Mayo along the edge of the otherworldly Clew Bay, across to Acaill (Achill Island) and finish in Cashel on the 49km long Great Western Greenway

Follow the trail along the old railway with Croagh Patrick standing tall in the background and finish off your day with a dip in the turquoise waters of Keem Bay. Ride the greenway back to Westport afterwards or let your bike hire company pick you up from your endpoint.

Two people cycling along the Great Western Greenway with sea and mountain views
Discover the Great Western Greenway.
3Waterford Greenway

See the best of the sunny south east on a cycle along the Waterford Greenway. Set off from the historic Viking city and cruise along the relatively flat greenway towards Dungarvan 46km away. Stop off for a scenic stroll in the glorious gardens of Mount Congreve Estate before spinning around the base of the Comeragh Mountains. 

Wind your cycle up at the Waterford coastline for a perfect coastal weekend stay in Dungarvan, complete with beautiful views and welcoming gastropubs.

Viaduct on the Waterford Greenway, County Waterford
Cycle along the magical Waterford Greenway.
4Royal Canal Greenway

Cycle along the iconic Royal Canal from Maynooth in County Kildare, traversing through counties Meath and Westmeath before finishing up in either Longford Town or Cloondara in County Longford. Leisurely pedal your way along the canal towpath exploring the built and natural heritage, as barges sail past and fishermen cast their lines. 

Stop off for a hearty meal or overnight stay in Maynooth, Mullingar or any of the other great towns and villages along the 130km Royal Canal Greenway. If you want to keep exploring, head from Mullingar along the Old Rail Trail Greenway and continue on to the River Shannon in Athlone. 

Explore the Royal Canal Greenway.
Explore the Royal Canal Greenway.
5Carlingford Lough Greenway

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley and Mourne Mountains on the Carlingford Lough Greenway.  This short 7km route which connects Carlingford and Omeath is perfect for a lovely cycle or a leisurely stroll that begins at the Carlingford Marina.

Enjoy a dish of famous Carlingford Oysters in one of the restaurants or pubs on the narrow streets of this Norman town and see why so many people love spending a weekend away in Carlingford.


Discover more walks to do around Ireland

Greenways are designed for accessibility so whether you're a cyclist, walker or wheelchair user, there's a greenway out there for you. Ireland is full of exciting greenways and great adventures, check out our Great Outdoors page for even more amazing things to do.

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