Waterford Greenway

Waterford Greenway

Waterford Greenway is a spectacular 46 km off-road cycling and walking trail along the former Great Southern and Western railway line which runs between Ireland’s oldest city of Waterford and Dungarvan. The Waterford Greenway  transports you through time and tide; from Waterford’s Viking City through the Industrial age, along the River Suir, out by Mount Congreve Gardens, through Kilmacthomas, across eleven bridges, over three impressive viaducts and through a 400m long tunnel; with spectacular views of the River Suir, Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast en route. 

The railway line opened in 1878 connecting Waterford City with Mallow in County Cork and it was considered to be the most scenic railway route in Ireland. It was in operation for almost 90 years, until the last passenger train on 25th March 1967 – exactly fifty years to the day that the new Waterford Greenway opened! One of the main shareholders in the old railway line was the Duke of Devonshire and it was known locally as the ‘Duke’s Line’ for many years.  The route itself has some fascinating heritage attached to it, for example, the viaduct at Ballyvoyle was blown up in 1922 during the War of Independence. The Greenway also passes the site at Woodstown where Vikings from Norway first settled in Waterford and in Kilmacthomas it goes past the old famine workhouse. You can download a map, or use an interactive map at www.visitwaterfordgreenway.com.
Donal and Nora Jacob, provide greenway and city tours, bike and equipment hire, family friendly solutions and a great service. Greenway Waterford cater for individuals, families, students or small groups. Tours can be personalised to meet individuals need.

Waterford Greenway Bike Hire can be contacted on 051 295955 with various options and services available also.

Tramore Bike Tours in Co Waterford offers you the chance to explore some of the South East’s most striking regions with a fully guided bicycle tour at your own pace. From the cliffs of the Copper Coast to Fenor Bog, a bike tour offers unrivalled access to Co Waterford.
Explore the wide range of coastal, mountain, woodland and parks, and urban trails in Waterford city and county.  This great new initiative is a great way to experience the very best of the outdoors in Waterford.
For some fantastic walking trails in Waterford county exploring coastal areas, the Comeragh Mountains and the stunning St Declan's Way we recommend Waterford Camino Tours for a relaxed and welcoming service. Choose from 1, 3 or 6 day walking experiences.

Check out this short video for a taste of The Waterford Greenway