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What is a Greenway?

A Greenway is a recreational or pedestrian corridor reserved exclusively for non-motorised journeys, developed in an integrated manner which enhances both the environment and quality of life of the surrounding area. The popularity of recently opened Greenways throughout Ireland demonstrates the many benefits that they bring to rural areas.


Greenways are providing wonderful experiences of Ireland’s beautiful countryside for both visitors and local people alike. Our network of Greenways contributes to Ireland’s health and wellbeing, enhances local communities with opportunities for new and existing businesses, strengthening regional economies and offering an alternative means for tourists and locals to access a hidden Ireland. Read more


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A section of the Derry to Muff Greenway recently constructed by Donegal County Council, funded by INTERREG VA.


In the North West, a high quality greenway network of 30km already exists - the Derry~Londonderry Urban Greenway Network. This includes the Foyle Valley Greenway and the Waterside Greenway, plus shared path routes within the Derry City & Strabane District council area. With cross-border collaboration, there are several high-quality Greenway routes that will link, Greenways in Donegal to the wider Greenway network in the North West of Ireland. 


A section of the Strabane to Lifford Greenway recently constructed by Donegal County Council, funded by INTERREG VA.



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