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The Omeath Greenway looking back towards Carlingford

The Omeath Greenway looking back towards Carlingford

The Omeath Greenway looking back towards Carlingford

The next phase of the Carlingford Lough Greenway, which is set to run across the border up to Newry, is set to get underway.

Plans for a section of the route, which has become hugely popular with walkers and cyclists, have been unveiled in the last week.

Louth County Council are planning works to extend the greenway at Cornamucklagh Omeath.

The local authority are planning to carry out works from Omeath Pier to the County Bridge along the R173 Fathom Line at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The greenway, measuring approx 4.2km in length, will mainly traverse agricultural land and woodland belonging to a number of landowners and generally be situated between/along the old rail line embankment and the shore/coastline of Carlingford Lough.

The greenway will connect to existing and future sections of the overall cross-border Carlingford Lough Greenway network.

The proposal will comprise a shared walking and cycling greenway ranging in width from 2m to 3m that will be constructed mainly with an unbound granular surface course.

Additional cycle parking facilities and new trail head signage at Omeath Pier will also be included in the works, along with traffic and transport improvements such as new signage and road markings, access controls (pedestrian/cycle friendly gates), road markings and traffic calming measures; and all necessary site works such as tree felling, route clearance, sea wall repairs and fencing.

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