First 6km section of the South East Greenway opens today linking Wexford and Kilkenny

The South East Greenway will be a 24km Greenway which commences in New Ross and traverses through South Kilkenny, into Waterford City connecting to the Waterford Greenway, which will result in a 72km Greenway along the South East of Ireland spanning from New Ross to Dungarvan.

Kilkenny hurling great JJ Delaney and Wexford’s Lee Chin will team up tomorrow for the official opening of the first 6km phase of the South East Greenway which traverses through both counties.

Minister of State Jack Chambers will also be on hand for the occasion at Rosbercon.

The three councils of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny have committed funding of €5.3m towards the overall project costs of €13.3m, with a grant of €8m from the Department of Transport Tourism & Sport.
Works on phase 2 of the South East Greenway are already under way along with the development of an Urban Loop in New Ross. The loop will offer a short walk, cycle route directly from New Ross town centre onto the Greenway and back, it will also feature lighting throughout in order to promote evening walk use year-round.

The Southeast Greenway is a collaborative project being rolled out by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport, Wexford County Council, Kilkenny County Council and Waterford County Council.

Failte Ireland has also come on board with the South East Greenway team and they will animate the project which will ensure a more exciting experience for users. In addition, Wexford County Council’s Arts office in partnership with the South East Greenway project team is working with visual artist Aoife Banville to develop a pilot project which will see a public art project for the Raheen to Glenmore section of the Greenway.