The proposed South East Greenway (incorporating the Kilkenny Greenway) is designed to connect the Norman Town of New Ross to the Viking city of Waterford, through the scenic countryside of South Kilkenny and skirting close to the beautiful River Barrow.
The Greenway will provide an attractive amenity for visitors to the area aswell as providing an environmentally friendly alternative for commuters into Waterford and New Ross.The Greenway follows the line of the disused New Ross to Waterford Railway, and passes through the Mountelliott Tunnel and over the Red Bridge.
It will ultimately form part of a longer Greenway from St Mullins in Carlow to the Waterford Greenway and Dungarvan. (From St Mullins long distance walkers can follow the River Barrow to Kildare and then the Grand Canal to Dublin).
The South East Greenway will also connect to the proposed Rosslare Harbour to Waterford Greenway at Ferrybank in Waterford, therefore providing the South East with the most extensive network of Greenway in Ireland.
The South East Greenway
A spectacular 24 km off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line from the quays of Ireland’s oldest city to the Norman town of New Ross along the banks of the Barrow river.
Enjoy an immersive journey through time and nature across an impressive viaduct and a long atmospheric tunnel, all on the banks of the River Barrow. Why not extend your journey by travelling onwards onto the Waterford Greenway to Dungarvan.
The route is within Ireland’s Ancient East
Filled with stories and legends of Norman Knights and Viking warriors; of the sights and smells of a bustling medieval town and, of wanderers filled with the Hopes and Dreams of Distant Shores; and the majestic Barrow river together with the previous rail line providing the connection with the lush Irish landscape.
The South East has the most extensive network of Greenway in Ireland. Come see it!
An illustrated map of the New Ross to Waterford Greenway.
Getting here couldn’t be easier. Access points at New Ross & Waterford.