Wexford County Council has confirmed that work on a new 24km greenway will begin this month.
The trail will link up with the existing Waterford Greenway, creating a 72km stretch from New Ross to Dungarvan. It will also go through South Kilkenny, with the greenway being built along a former railway line between Mountelliott and Waterford.
There's going to be a new 24 km long Greenway in the South East linking New Ross via South Kilkenny to Waterford City and joining the Waterford Greenway. Vegetation clearance and site investigation works starting this month......Opening Autumn 2021!! @wexlibraries @CoWexfordPPN pic.twitter.com/WM9rAy20PE
— Wexford County Co. (@wexfordcoco) October 10, 2019
The route will feature both walking and cycling facilities and is scheduled to open the autumn of 2021. Since opening in 2017, the Waterford Greenway has become hugely popular with walkers and cyclists alike, with various pop-up shops appearing along the route over the summer months.
More information on the Wexford project can be found here.