BESSBROOK TO NEWRY GREENWAY
“Bessbrook and 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.
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Title||Bessbrook and Newry Tramway|
|Councils||Newry, Mourne and Down District Council|
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EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE
GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT
A 33km intercity route from Armagh to Newry through Markethill and the mile-long Lissummon Tunnel.
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.
A 29km towpath along the disused Newry Canal from Portadown through Scarva and Poyntzpass into Newry City.
A potential 14km traffic-free route beside the A2 dual carriageway between Newry and Warrenpoint and the tramway to Rostrevor.
Successful greenway projects are driven by the passion of local people. If you have an update to share, a story to tell about the history of the route or future of the Bessbrook to Newry Greenway, or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.