About the Waterford Greenway
The Old railway line from Waterford City to Dungarvan is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail known as the Waterford Greenway 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. The Granville Hotel is the ideal base for a visit to the Waterford Greenway with the starting point a short walk/cycle from the hotel.
Where to hire your bike
Greenway Waterford Bike Hire www.greenwaywaterfordbikehire.ie0861292724 - 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
Have a look at our special Granville Waterford Greenway Offer
Things to see and do along the Waterford 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.