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About Limerick Greenway (Limerick-Tralee railway line Track)
THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Limerick Greenway sections
The full route of the Limerick Greenway has been designed with mobility in mind and is safe and suitable for everyone walking and cycling. You can start the entire route at Rathkeale or Abbeyfeale at the Limerick-Kerry border, and reach any of the entry points at key stops along the Greenway.
- Stage 1: Limerick Greenway Rathkeale to Ardagh (10km)
- Stage 2: Ardagh to Newcastle West (4km)
- Stage 3: Newcastle West to Barnagh (10km)
- Stage 4: Barnagh to Templeglantine (4km)
- Stage 5: Templeglantine to Abbeyfeale(9km)
- Stage 6: Abbeyfeale to the Kerry border (3km)
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West Limerick Local Attractions
- Castle Demesne Park
- Desmond Castle and Banqueting Hall
- Abbeyfeale Town Park
- Fitzgeralds Farmhouse and Equestrian Centre
- Irish Palatine Experience at the Irish Palatine Centre
- Newcastle West Golf Club
- Newcastle West Playground
- Mary Leonards Riding School
- River Feale (Salmon and Brown Trout Fishing)
Limerick Greenway Route
There are five different sections on the Limerick Greenway. All sections are marked with the Greenway symbol and a white directional scroll arrow and are suitable for average healthy people. The trail is flat and it is convenient to cycle for everyone. It is perfect for people to walk, cycle and hiking.
Stage One. Rathkeale to Ardagh (10km)
Stage Two. Ardagh to Newcastle West (4km)
The ride of Ardagh to Newcastle West is the most pleasing experience. You will cross by the alluring River Daar to approach Newcastle West. The 2nd largest town of Limerick is Newcastle West. It is one of the most beautiful countryside of Limerick. This path of the Limerick Greenway has surrounded by lush grasslands. The town attracts visitors with its rich cultural places and historical buildings also including the boutique shops. The Desmond Castle apprises the local history of the town. The castle Demesne Park offers excellent facilities to visitors. The visitors can relax and enjoy their quality time in cosy pubs and restaurants here. The parking services are available in the town to secure your transport and let you enjoy the trip.
Stage Three. Newcastle West to Barnagh (10km)
The Stage Three journey from Newcastle West to Barnagh is full of great views of former Limerick County and beautiful countryside for walking and cycling. The route takes you toward the peak of ancient Limerick to the Tralee line. The path is full of Limerick history. The two major Victorian Era marvels will come your way. These are the cast iron Fergusons Viaduct and the 115-meter long Barnagh Tunnel that helped to expand the old rail trail of the train towards the Kerry in past. Palatine Museum walk is access able for everyone. Across the road from Palatine Museum, there is a play area especially for kids to enjoy the trip and take some rest. Barnagh is the perfect spot to stay for a while and enjoy the beauty of nature at 164 meters above sea level. The key viewpoints of Barnagh are Clare, Cork, and Kerry. Parking facilities are available for cyclists in Barnagh for tourist convenience.
Stage Four. Barnagh to Templeglantine (4km)
Stage Five. Templeglantine to Abbeyfeale(9km)
Stage Six. Abbeyfeale to the Kerry border (3km)
Limerick Greenway Highlights
Barnagh Viewing Point
Limerick greenway bike hire
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frequently asked questions
How can I hire a bike to track Limerick greenway?
Can a person do trail if he did not even cycle a bike for years?
Can I go to the trail with the kids?
Should I use an electric bike?
visitors to some of the most popular sections of the Greenway will be able to refill their water bottles at a number of specially designed water bottle refill stations. These are ideally suited to cyclists who have greater difficulty in accessing suitable drinking water points on their journey.
Playgrounds near the greenway
the Greenway is a wonderful facility and its important to keep children’s interest with activity and fun along the way. So grab a ball, go exploring and have some fun!
A playground is a really important aspect of a local network, and we’re very lucky to have some great playgrounds nearby on the Limerick Greenway