Project Progress

Athlone Marina to Athlone Castle


Athlone Marina to Athlone Castle - 0.5 km

Project Stage: Design


Westmeath County Council received approval from An Bord Pleanála for the construction of a new pedestrian and cycleway bridge across the Shannon in Athlone. The new bridge will link the Marina to the recently refurbished Athlone Castle.


ROD AECOM Consultants were appointed in October 2019 to carry out the detailed design for this section of cycleway. The ground investigations within the River Shannon will take place in June 2020 with a view to completing the detailed design of the cycelway bridge and associated boardwalks in 2020.

This will be a significant milestone for the proposed Galway to Dublin National Cycleway project. The project will be a major tourist attraction providing a coast to coast greenway linking Galway to Dublin via Athlone.


The Environmental Impact Statement can be accessed at


Creating Opportunities for Rural Ireland Document:- Cycleway Community Doc