The proposed National Galway to Dublin Cycleway will be Ireland’s first ever dedicated inter-city route for cyclists and walkers. Stretching approximately 270km across the country, the Cycleway will be a world class amenity for families, communities and tourists to enjoy.

Project Progress

Currently Open - 104 km

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Cyclists and walkers will be able to travel between Galway and Dublin without using roads. Stretching from the west coast to east coast, the route takes in counties Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath, Meath, Kildare and Dublin, travelling alongside canals, rivers, disused railway lines and on purpose-built cycle paths, experiencing rural peace and tranquillity in a safe, scenic and traffic-free environment.


The Cycleway will offer a variety of economic and social benefits, from employment to health, across all local communities. There is a variety of existing service offerings along the proposed route in cities, towns and villages and the Cycleway will encourage the creation of further services.