Welcome to the Lough Derg Greenway project information page

Here you will find information about the proposed Lough Derg Greenway project, updates about the current activities surrounding the project, and links to the public consultation portal to provide your feedback.

Our VisionHave Your Say

The public consultation in respect of the route corrdior options for the lough derg greenway is now open. The project team would like to hear your views on the route corridor options to inform the selection of the final route of the greenway. The closing date for submissions is 12 january 2023 at 4:30pm

Tipperary County Council now invite the residents of the local area, members of the public and other interested parties to participate in the second non-statutory public consultation on the Route Corridor Options for the Lough Derg Greenway Project. This consultation will run from Monday 28th November 2022 to Thursday 12th January 2023. Your participation in this consultation is important and we would value any feedback which you think should be reviewed by the project team to help inform the development of the project.

Public Consultation No. 2 – Details of In-Person Events:

The project information will be displayed at two in-person public consultation events at the below venues and dates. Members of the project team will be available to discuss any queries or concerns regarding the project you may have.

  • Abbey Court Hotel, Dublin Rd, Nenagh, E45 KA99. On Wednesday 30th November 2022 from 14:00 to 19:30.
  • Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Ballina, V94 E2D6. On Wednesday 7th December 2022 from 14:00 to 19:30.

In addition, hard copy maps, brochures and feedback forms will be available for inspection at the following locations:

Nenagh Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 A099

Killaloe Public Library, The Lock House Killaloe Co. Clare, V94 ED83 (Please note public opening times may vary)

These documents may be inspected during normal office hours, 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday from Monday 28th November 2022 to Thursday 12th January 2023 inclusive (excluding weekends and bank Holidays)

 

The Lough Derg Greenway is a proposed 24-kilometre long walking and cycling path that would connect Ballina and Dromineer in Co. Tipperary. In addition to connecting the towns themselves and their associated attractions, it is envisaged that the greenway would improve accessibility to other local attractions in the area, which, depending on the selection of the preferred route, may include, the Graves of the Leinstermen, the Millenium Cross, The Lookout, Castlelough Fortified House, public park and forest, Garykennedy Harbour and Youghal Quay. It is also envisaged that this greenway would ultimately form part of the proposed national cycle network, which would link it with the major towns and cities in Ireland through a dedicated network of greenways.

Our Vision Statement:

The vision for the Lough Derg Greenway is to create a walking and cycling path adjacent to or overlooking Lough Derg that provides for a world class recreational experience for people of all ages and abilities that will serve the local community and attract tourism to the region. The greenway will be developed in accordance with the Code of Best Practice for National and Regional Greenways and will seek to integrate with and enhance the existing natural and built features of the region in cooperation with the communities which it passes through. The Code of Best Practice for National and Regional Greenways can be downloaded here. Information on Greenway Sustainability Payments can be found here.

Project Development Process:

The development of a project of this nature involves several stages which include Phase 1: Concept and Feasibility, Phase 2: Options Selection, Phase 3: Design and Environmental Evaluation, Phase 4: Statutory Process, Phase 5: Enabling and Procurement and Phase 6: Construction. Phase 1 involved the development of the Study Area, Public Consultation in respect of the Study Area and the preparation of a Feasibility Report which can be downloaded here. The current stage of this project is Phase 2: Options Selection.

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  • Current Phase: A feasibility report has now been developed which considers the rationale for the project along with engineering and environmental constraints within the Study Area.  Route options have now been developed which take account of project objectives and known constraints.  These route options are shown on drawings which can be downloaded here.  The public’s feedback is now being sought in respect of the options developed and the type of facility that will be provided.  Options developed will be compared to one another in accordance with the Code of Best Practice for National and Regional Greenways prior to the selection of a Preferred Option.  Following the selection of a Preferred Option, a further round of public consultation will be held.  It is currently envisaged that this will happen in early Q2 2023.  

Public Consultation No. 2 – Have Your Say

Following the completion of the Public Consultation in respect of the Study Area developed for the scheme, the Public Consultation in respect of the Route Options is now open.  The Route Corridor Options presented in this non-statutory public consultation are subject to change based on stakeholder consultation and the further development of these options.  The selection of the Preferred Route Corridor for the overall Greenway may comprise of a combination of any route options presented.  Have your say, by taking the survey below.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 12 JANUARY 2023 AT 4:30PM

Feedback Survey Questionnaire 2nd Phase

Contact Details

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Landowners

Q1. Do you own land, lease or rent property in the Route Corridor Options associated with the proposed Lough Derg Greenway?
Q2. If you own, lease or rent property in the Route Corridor Options, do you wish to be contacted in respect of updates associated with the proposed project.

Survey

Q3. Do you support the project concept/vision of a greenway between Ballina and Dromineer
Would you use a Greenway from Ballina to Dromineer
a) For Recreation?
b) For Fitness?
c) For Commuting/Day to Day Journeys?

Feedback

We would like to hear your views on the project at this stage.  Do you have any comments on the route options presented?



Do you have any other comments which you would like to make in respect of the proposed routes illustrated on the route selection drawings and/or the proposed project?  This can include your opinion on the need for the project, possible routes that should be considered, locations, attractions or any information which you would like the project team to consider.

All information collected in accordance with the Data Protection Notice pursuant to the Data Protection Act 1988-2018 (as amended) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Lough Derg Greenway is a proposed 24-kilometre long walking and cycling path that would connect Ballina and Dromineer in Co. Tipperary.