Waterford Greenway

About the Greenway

The Old railway line from Waterford City to Dungarvan is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail which travels through time and nature across eleven bridges, three tall viaducts and a long atmospheric tunnel, all the way from the river to the sea.

Where to hire your bike

Greenway Waterford Bike Hire www.greenwaywaterfordbikehire.ie 0861292724 - WIT Arena (Shuttle Bus Available)
Waterford Greenway Bike Hire www.waterfordgreenwaybikehire.com 051-295955 Hanover Street
Waterford Greenway Cycle Tours & Bike Hire www.waterfordgreenway.com 0851113850 – Mobile Bike Delivery Service.

Facilities the Granville can offer guest of the hotel:

  • Bikes can be delivered to the hotel
  • Bike racks to safely secure your bike
  • Drying and Laundry facilities
  • Cycle Routes Maps
  • Packed Lunches

Things to see and do along the Greenway

  • Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge - The longest single bridge in the Republic of Ireland at 230m, spanning the River Suir between Waterford and Kilkenny.
  • River Suir Special Area for Conservation - An important wildlife area for a number of protected species such as Otter, Salmon, Lamprey and Shad.
  • Mount Congreve - One of the great gardens of the world, known for its collection of Azaleas, Camelias and Rhododendron and magnificent walled gardens.
  • Waterford & Suir Valley Railway - A narrow gauge heritage railway follows 8.5 km of the railway, from the station at Kilmeadan out along the River Suir.
  • Woodstown Viking Site - In 2003 archaeologists uncovered an 8th C. Viking site here that predates Waterford City. Site is not accessible, but can be seen from Killoteran Bridge, east of Killoteran Stream.
  • Workhouse Kilmacthomas - Built in 1850, buildings included a chapel, fever hospital and mortuary.
  • Kilmacthomas Viaduct - Opened in 1878, this eight arch rubble stone viaduct passes over road, millrace and river.
  • Cloughlowrish Stone - A legacy of the last Ice Age, legend has it that a lie must not be told here for fear of the enormous rock splitting in two.
  • Durrow Viaduct - Built c. 1878 over the River Tay
  • Ballyvoyle Tunnel - Built in 1878, this Iconic feature of Waterford’s railway heritage is a quarter of a mile long and fully brick lined. Closest Access Point: Shanacool
  • Ballyvoyle Viaduct - Constructed in 1878 and blown up in 1922 during the Irish Civil War, rebuilt in 1924.
  • Walton Park - Named after Ernest Walton, 1903 – 1995, Physicist and Nobel Laureate. The first person in history to artificially split the atom.

Waterford Greenway Fact Sheet

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