This 40km Greenway route through captivating Limerick countryside, offers day-trippers and families the opportunity to explore rural Limerick by cycling, running or walking while suitable for all ages and abilities.
Following the old Limerick to Kerry railway line, the Greenway seamlessly links the West Limerick landscape with towns and villages located in some of the country’s most historic sites, offering its visitors a range of activities and places to see including Desmond Castle in Newcastle West; a Pottery Workshop at Barnagh; and the Irish Palatine Centre in Rathkeale.
Whether you choose a day trip to Limerick Greenway, or do it as part of a longer staycation, there will be a genuine welcome from the locals in towns along the Greenway, offering delicious food and quality accommodation.
There are several entry points from where you can access Limerick Greenway, this gives visitors the flexibility to be as wild or mild as they like – experience Limerick Greenway in one visit or explore in shorter stages, perfect for your morning cycle, family adventures, or your daily run – the choice is yours!
Further information, access points and a downloadable map are available online at www.limerickgreenway.ie
Bike hire available. See website for details
By car – each trailhead/ Greenway Hub has a car park, which is free of charge:
By public transport –Yes, there are three large towns on the Greenway at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, situated along the N21 national primary road. There is a public bus transport service operating on the N21 between Limerick City and Tralee/ Killarney, with bus stops at Rathkeale, Newcastle West, Templeglantine and Abbeyfeale. Please look at www.expressway.ie/journey-search.
There is also a private bus service on the N21 with bus stops at Adare, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale. Search for timetables on www.dublincoach.ie. For locals there is a Local Link bus service with a number of regular rural services to Newcastle West in particular. Check out services at www.locallinklc.ie/limerick-routes.
By cycling – The Eurovelo route from Limerick City to the Greenway trailhead at Rathkeale via Adare village is available to view and download here. This will provide maps and cue sheets for cycling this section. The entire route has Eurovelo signposts.
Various hubs/ trailheads along the Greenway in West Limerick
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It is always advisable to check the opening dates and times of any attraction or business you intend to visit. Check their website or give them a call.