What is now the Waterford Greenway was once part of the railway line between Lismore, Co. Waterford and Waterford City. Constructed in the 1870s, it was owned by the Waterford, Dungarvan & Lismore Railway Company (WD&LR). As of 2017, the largest part of the line from Dungarvan to Waterford City has now been converted into one of Ireland’s best walking and cycling routes, the Waterford Greenway.
Waterford Council have published an excellent map and guide to the Waterford Greenway. The map details the various viaducts and tourist attractions along the line. Kids in particular will enjoy the tunnel at Ballyvoyle, but don’t worry, as part of the Greenway it’s now nicely lit up compared to the days of the railway. The viaducts which once helped the trains across the landscape now provide visitors with amazing views of the Waterford countryside.
This is a shared use Greenway. That means that people are allowed to use it in different ways. People can cycle, walk and run. They can bring their dog on a short lead.
The Greenway Code is about respecting other people and the environment. Let’s all work together to keep the Waterford Greenway a special place, where people are kind to each other and to the beautiful surroundings.
Visit the Waterford Greenway website for further information relating to activities and accommodation.