Greenway for North County Louth

COMMENCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS TO PROVIDE A NEW GREENWAY BETWEEN OMEATH AND GREER’S QUAY IN NORTH COUNTY LOUTH.

LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL have recently commenced construction works on a new 2.5km off road cycle and walkway  between Omeath Village and Greer’s Quay in north County Louth. This has been facilitated by the landowners along the route who have generously given permissive access to  their lands .

These works are the first phase in an ambitious plan by Louth County Council to form part of a 32km route from Dundalk to Carlingford and on to Newry.  A second phase to continue the Greenway from Greer’s Quay onwards to Carlingford is due to commence in the coming weeks and is scheduled for completion early next year.  Funding of €687,000 for both phases of the work  is being provided by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, under the National Cycling Network Programme, with additional funding from the Loughs Agency and Louth County Council.

The Greenway will run along the old railway line between Omeath and Carlingford, offering spectacular views of the Cooley Peninsula and Carlingford Lough. It is hoped the Greenway will unlock the transport and tourism potential in the county, that cycling has to offer.

The news has been widely welcomed as a tremendous boost to tourism in the area.