Waterford Greenway

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Waterford Greenway
Kilmacthomas Viaduct part of Deise Greenway.jpg
Kilmacthomas Viaduct, part of the Waterford Greenway
Length46km[1]
LocationCounty Waterford, Ireland
UseHiking, cycling
Maintained byWaterford County Council (operator), CIÉ (owner)[2]
Waterford Greenway is part of the international EuroVelo 1 route

The Waterford Greenway, also known locally as the Déise Greenway, is a Rail trail in County Waterford, Ireland, used for cycling and hiking. It opened on March 2017, on what was originally the Mallow/Waterford railway line, and forms part of EuroVelo 1 route, which passes through Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England, France, Spain and Portugal.

Map of Waterford Greenway

The Waterford Greenway features 11 bridges, three viaducts and a 400-metre tunnel and runs between the city of Waterford, Mount Congreve, Kilmeaden, Kilmacthomas, and Dungarvan, and passes along part of the Copper Coast. At 46km, it is Ireland's longest greenway.[2] The Waterford & Suir Valley Railway shares the route along the banks of River Suir.

In December 2017, it was announced that over 250,000 had used the new route since it opened in March.[3]

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  1. ^ "Waterford Greenway". Visitwaterfordgreenway.com. VisitWaterford. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ireland's longest greenway opens in Waterford". RTE.ie. RTÉ News. 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/waterford-greenway-wows-almost-250000-visitors-in-first-year-36413679.html