NEWRY TO PORTADOWN GREENWAY
“Newry Canal Way”
Winding through drumlin hills and matching the route of the current Belfast to Dublin railway, this 29km route – using towpaths and quiet country lanes – along the disused Newry Canal heads south from Portadown through Scarva and Poyntzpass into Newry City.
|Estimate||£5.6 million (upgrade)|
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Councils||Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council|
|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 15km route from Portadown along the former Great Northern Railway line, passing by Richhill, to Armagh City.
A former tramway from Bessbrook down the hill and under the Craigmore Viaduct, carrying today’s Belfast to Dublin train, into Newry City.
Ireland’s best dedicated urban active travel network, the Black Paths link the towns of Portadown, Craigavon and Lurgan.
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 potential 14km traffic-free route beside the A2 dual carriageway between Newry and Warrenpoint and the tramway to Rostrevor.
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