Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Update on the Midleton to Youghal Greenway - August 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Update on the Midleton to Youghal Greenway - August 2021

It was announced some time back that there was going to be a new Greenway between the towns of Midleton and Youghal in East Cork. See this previous post.

Now that the restrictions have been lifted, they have been making great progress as can be seen from the photo below taken in August 2021...

The completion date for the whole 21km project from Midleton to Youghal is the Spring of 2023 although I'd expect it will open up in stages as they are completed. I suspect the Midleton to Mogeely section will be open first perhaps in the Spring or Summer of 2022?

This is what happened with the Waterford to Dungarvan Greenway. The section from Dungarvan to Kilmacthomas was open for a year or two before the rest was completed and what a goldmine that turned out to be.

Will we see a Midleton Marathon going from Midleton to Youghal and back? 

Will there be a East Cork Greenway Half-Marathon with runners being bussed from Midleton to Youghal and then running the 21.1kms on the Greenway back to Midleton?

The beauty of a Greenway is that it is open to everyone and it benefits walkers, runners and cyclists. We badly need to see more routes opening up.

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