The Waterford Greenway has been named as winner of the ‘Eire’s Greatest Customer Attraction’ within the Irish Unbiased Reader Journey Awards 2022.
Because the Waterford News & Stars report, the outdated railway line from Waterford Metropolis to Dungarvan is a spectacular 46km off-road biking and strolling path which travels by means of time and nature crossing eleven bridges, three spectacular viaducts and an atmospheric tunnel.
The favored route in Eire’s Historical East is peppered with heritage, historical past and pure magnificence because it runs alongside the world famend decorative gardens at Mount Congreve, Waterford Suir Valley Railway, former woollen mills and railway stations.
It additionally affords views of the River Suir, the Comeragh Mountains, The Copper Coast UNESCO World Geopark, and Dungarvan Bay.
Mayor of Waterford Metropolis and County, Cllr. Joe Kelly was delighted with Waterford Greenway’s newest accolade, “It’s unbelievable that Waterford Greenway has been chosen by the Irish Independents’ readers as Eire’s Greatest Customer attraction.”
“It’s a a lot beloved amenity right here in Waterford and the South East, however it’s great to see how a lot an impression Waterford Greenway has made all through the nation.
“It’s a customer attraction that has grown and developed because of the dedication, imaginative and prescient and dedication of Waterford Metropolis and County Council’s Greenway workforce, the native communities and stakeholders.”
A few of the Irish Unbiased’s readers feedback included, “The floor is ideal,” and with espresso and lunch stops “for treats” alongside the best way, and a brilliant alternative of locations to eat, drink and keep in Waterford and Dungarvan.
“It’s all the time alive with folks.” And people individuals are not simply vacationers: “It promotes train, social get-togethers of households and psychological well-being by means of its secure routes” and “It soothes the soul.”
Michael Walsh, Chief Government, Waterford Metropolis and County Council added, “Waterford Greenway has been transformative for the county. It’s not simply locals who’re benefitting, however as evidenced by this award, guests from proper all through the nation.”
Johnny Brunnock, trails officer, Waterford Metropolis and County Council added that the mixed efforts of locals and the enterprise neighborhood had helped to create a unbelievable amenity that the county could be very pleased with.
“It’s been a tricky two years for everyone, however facilities like Waterford Greenaway give folks the chance to get out and about, and keep related, and all of the whereas taking in a few of the most breathtaking surroundings that the county has to supply.”