Project Timeline

With planning permission and funding firmly in place, it’s full steam ahead for the construction of the South East Greenway – a state-of-the-art 24km cycling and walking route linking New Ross, County Wexford with Ferrybank, County Waterford through South Kilkenny.

Slieverue & Glenmore Route Options

Below are the Emerging Route Options for connecting the villages of Glenmore & Slieverue to the South East Greenway:

http://southeastgreenway.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Public-Consultation-03.22-Glenmore.pdf 

http://southeastgreenway.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Public-Consultation-03.22-Slieverue.pdf

Information will also be on display in the Ferrybank Area Office and Ferrybank Library during normal opening hours and also at www.trailkilkenny.ie.

Comments or observations are invited via email to info@roadplan.ie up to 4pm Thursday 31st of March 2022

Submissions should be marked “Glenmore & Slieverue links to South East Greenway”

Slieverue & Glenmore Connections

PUBLIC INFORMATION EVENING ON THE
Emerging Route Options for connecting the villages of Glenmore & Slieverue to the South East Greenway.

Meetings will take place in:
• Slieverue Parish Hall on Tuesday the 8th of March from 4pm to 7pm
• Glenmore Parish Hall on Thursday the 10th of March from 4pm to 7pm

Information will also be on display in the Ferrybank Area Office and Ferrybank Library during normal opening hours and also at www.trailkilkenny.ie and www.southeastgreenway.net

Comments or observations are invited via email to info@roadplan.ie up to 4pm Thursday 31st of March 2022

Submissions should be marked “Glenmore & Slieverue links to South East Greenway”

Road Crossings & Fencing

December & January saw construction works continue on Lots 1 – 3. In Lot 1 road crossings & footpath works were completed on both R704 & R723, while lighting columns & fencing installation continued. Surface dressing on Lot 1 also began in mid January.

Lot 2 saw concrete bases installed, temporary & permanent fencing & the building of a Gabion wall at the Abbey Road section.

In Lot 3, post & rail and screen fencing was all completed.  Check out the images below showing construction progress.

We strongly remind you that the South East Greenway is an active construction site and is not currently accessible to the public due to health and safety concerns. Please do not access the Greenway at any point on the route.

Final Surface Laying on Lot 3

In November Lot 3 saw the final surface applied and fencing works continue. 4 bridges on this section were waterproofed, concrete bases were installed for street furniture & site clearance and landscaping work was completed.

Lots 1 & 2 saw 3 bridges waterproofed and 100% of the sub-base completed in advance of final surfacing works. Concrete bases were installed also & fencing work is ongoing.

As always, we remind you that the South East Greenway is an active construction site and is not currently accessible to the public due to health and safety. Please do not access the Greenway at any point on the route.

Construction Update

In October we saw further progress on construction works for the South East Greenway.

Across all Lots under construction (1-3) fencing and drainage works continued, along with the placing of the sub base material. The final layer is to be applied prior to surfacing.

In addition, 3 precast bridge decks were installed and 2 agricultural crossings completed. Progress pictures can be viewed below.

As always, we remind you that the South East Greenway is an active construction site and is not currently accessible to the public due to health and safety. Please do not access the Greenway at any point on the route.

Project Works Progressing

September saw construction works progress on the South East Greenway.

From Raheen to Redbridge (Lot 1) fencing & edge protection works continued along with the installation of a new precast bridge deck and an agricultural crossing.

At the Abbey Road to Ferrybank section (Lot 2) drainage and ducting works continued and are almost complete. Vegetation and site clearance works also commenced.

Finally, from Raheen to Glenmore (Lot 3) a replacement under-bridge deck was poured, agricultural crossings were constructed and fencing & edge protection works continued.

See some of the progress pictures below:

Ecology Survey Underway

The summer months saw the Ecology team from MWP undertake a full ecological study of the 24km greenway, joined by some of the South East Greenway team.

The survey was conducted over a number of weeks and observed everything from mammal tracks, badger setts and bat habitats to invasive flower species, tree types and everything in between.

There really is some amazing flora & fauna to be witnessed on the South East Greenway and we can’t wait for you to experience and learn about it (while being respectful of the animals & nature of course!)

Check out some pictures below:

Part 8 Planning by WCCC at Abbey Road

Proposed construction of an access ramp to serve the South East Greenway at Abbey Road, Abbeylands, Ferrybank.

Click Here to Access the WCCC Consultation

Reports on Car Park Options for Ferrybank Published

Following on from the public consultation survey and a number of public workshops held between December 2020 and February 2021, both the Technical Report and Public Consultation Report on car park options at Ferrybank are now available to read below.

Malachy Walsh & Partners were commissioned to complete an assessment of potential car park locations in order to provide adequate and suitable car parking for the public to access the South East Greenway in the vicinity of the Ferrybank residential area.

Click on the links below to view the Reports:

Public Consultation Summary Report Full

Public Consultation Presentation

MWP Report Ferrybank Carparks

Greenway progress update

Further to recent easing of restrictions and in accordance with Government guidelines the Department of Transport have announced that construction on the Greenway can recommence from Tuesday 13th April 2021.

Public Reminder Notice

The Greenway construction site is currently closed and there is no public access allowed anywhere along the abandoned New Ross to Waterford Railway.

The Greenway construction site is currently closed and there is no public access allowed anywhere along the abandoned New Ross to Waterford Railway.

Recent Works

Below are photographs of the cleared railway line approaching the old Rosbercon station, ready for the first Greenway construction contractor to hopefully commence works in February 2021

Detailed Drawing

The detailed design has now been completed on the section of the South East Greenway between the Red Bridge and Mount Elliott lane as shown on the attached drawing. A fence will be provided on both sides of the Greenway and no public access will be created between Mount Elliott Lane and the South East Greenway.

Ferrybank Survey

Kilkenny County Council is now carrying out a community consultation in Ferrybank during the month of Nov-Jan with a view to identifying the best location for this car park to progress to part 8 planning.

The Southeast Greenway Project

The overall project cost is €15m, of which €15m is a recently approved grant from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The Greenway is to be constructed along the former railway line between Mountelliott and Waterford, crossing the River Barrow via the renowned Red Bridge and passing through the scenic countryside of South Kilkenny.

The Southeast Greenway Project

The overall project cost is €15m, of which €15m is a recently approved grant from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The Greenway is to be constructed along the former railway line between Mountelliott and Waterford, crossing the River Barrow via the renowned Red Bridge and passing through the scenic countryside of South Kilkenny.

The overall project cost is €15m, of which €15m is a recently approved grant from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The Greenway is to be constructed along the former railway line between Mountelliott and Waterford, crossing the River Barrow via the renowned Red Bridge and passing through the scenic countryside of South Kilkenny.

Contact Details

Eoin Atkinson

Resident Engineer,
South East Greenway