ARMAGH TO NEWRY GREENWAY


“Lissummon Greenway”

Linking two cities, this potential greenway would utilise the stunning LIssummon Tunnel for (one yard short of) a mile under the County Armagh countryside, with spectacular views over the Mournes and excellent connections to other greenway projects on both sides of the border.

ROUTE DETAILS


Length 28 kilometres
Estimate £4.2 million
Timescale 2026 to 2040
Type Former railway
Title Great Northern Railway
Border area Yes
Councils Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
  Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Article:  Lissumon Greenway (August 2016)

“A forgotten engineering treasure hidden in the countryside between Armagh and Newry could be the centrepiece of an amazing new greenway.

Exploring the Lissummon Tunnel above the Newry Canal with the Mourne Mountains as a backdrop offers a wonderful selling point on a 33km traffic-free pathway – repurposing an abandoned railway route steeped in a rich history, both tragic and inspirational.”

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EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE


GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT


ARMAGH TO DUNDALK GREENWAY

A 57km route through counties Armagh, Monaghan and Louth linking Armagh City with Keady, Castleblayney and Dundalk.

ARMAGH TO MONAGHAN GREENWAY

A 26km route from Armagh through Killylea, Tynan, Caledon and Glaslough on the way to Monaghan town.

ARMAGH TO PORTADOWN GREENWAY

A 15km route from Portadown along the former Great Northern Railway line, passing by Richhill, to Armagh City.

BESSBROOK TO NEWRY GREENWAY

A former tramway from Bessbrook down the hill and under the Craigmore Viaduct, carrying today’s Belfast to Dublin train, into Newry City.

NEWRY TO DUNDALK GREENWAY

A 42km route linking the historic port of Newry with the working port at Greenore along Carlingford Lough shore all the way around to Dundalk.

NEWRY TO PORTADOWN GREENWAY

A 29km towpath along the disused Newry Canal from Portadown through Scarva and Poyntzpass into Newry City.

NEWRY TO ROSTREVOR GREENWAY

A potential 10km traffic-free route alongside the A2 dual carriageway which was built on the former railway between Newry and Warrenpoint.

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