NEWRY TO DUNDALK GREENWAY


“Great Eastern Greenway”

The Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway once hugged the shoreline of Carlingford Lough. In recent years, the value of the old line as a potential active travel trail has developed into the idea of the Great Eastern Greenway stretching from Carlingford and Omeath into Newry.

ROUTE DETAILS


Length 42 kilometres
Estimate £6.3 million
Timescale 2026 to 2040
Type Former railway
Title Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway
Border area Yes
Councils Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
  Louth County Council

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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 NEWRY GREENWAY

A 33km intercity route from Armagh to Newry through Markethill and the mile-long Lissummon Tunnel.

BANBRIDGE TO NEWCASTLE GREENWAY

A 35km route along the Great Northern Railway line between Banbridge, Castlewellan and the coastal town of Newcastle.

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.

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 14km traffic-free route beside the A2 dual carriageway between Newry and Warrenpoint and the tramway to Rostrevor.

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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 Newry to Dundalk Greenway, or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.