Public consultation to be held for Abbeyfeale Greenway integration

Limerick Greenway. Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO

LIMERICK locals have been invited to have their say on public proposals to connect Abbeyfeale town centre to the Limerick Greenway walk and cycle track.

The proposal is part of plans by Limerick City and County Council’s Active Travel team, funded by the National Transport Authority, and will see Abbeyfeale connected to the Limerick Greenway via Active Travel Infrastructure, allowing a walk and cycle path between the town and Newcastle West and Rathkeale.

An in-person public consultation on the Greenway plans will be held on Thursday (November 9) from 4pm to 7pm at the Teach na Feile Community Centre in Abbeyfeale, allowing locals to review the proposal and sketch plans. A non-statutory consultation period will then run up until December 7.

Plans on the proposal will also be available to view in hard copy form at the Abbeyfeale Library, County Hall in Dooradoyle, and City Hall in Merchants Quay. Digital copies are also available for viewing on, along with means for the public to make online submissions on the plans.

Welcoming the roll-out of the Greenway plans, Sean McGlynn, senior engineer with the Active Travel team, said that the “Limerick Greenway has been transformative for the region since its opening two years ago”.

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“The next step for this wonderful amenity is to ensure an entry and exit point is available via an Active Travel facility to the town of Abbeyfeale, where approximately 2,000 people are living.

“This will help the area economically, with tourists and visitors to the Greenway able to pass through and avail of local facilities. There will also be huge benefits from a social and cultural point of view, allowing even more people the chance to quickly and easily access this scenic facility.”