Dundalk Cycling Alliance welcomes news that Carlingford and Cooley are to receive a new 6.2km coastal cycling track

“A 6.2km Greenway along an old railway line between Greers Quay, Omeath and Carlingford, with future potential for this route to form part of a 32km route from Dundalk to Carlingford and on to Newry

“A 6.2km Greenway along an old railway line between Greers Quay, Omeath and Carlingford, with future potential for this route to form part of a 32km route from Dundalk to Carlingford and on to Newry

Additional congratulations to the County Council Engineers for planning all this work to occur at the same time. The Dundalk cycle alliance will continue to push for a network of connected cycle lanes linking Dundalk through Bellurgan and on out to Carlingford to link up with this new cycle lane. We would hope to see a cycle lane from Omeath to Newry, possibly crossing over at Victoria lough to Middle Bank and continuing on to Newry between the Canal and the River. We would also hope for an upgrade to the direct Newry to Dundalk route, possible extending the off road sections of this route.

When all these plans come to fruition the Louth area will have a quality cycling route with many sections suitable for all ages and capabilities for recreational use which can only benefit our health and the health of our children. Additionally we can then market Co. Louth as a destination for cycling Tourism which will bring jobs to this area.