NEWRY GREENWAY TO VICTORIA LOCK OPENING FRIDAY
The long anticipated 5.7km stretch of the New Carlingford Lough Greenway will be open for use from this Friday 4 May.
The section of the Carlingford Lough Greenway, from Dublin Road Bridge in Newry through the Albert Basin site and along Middlebank as far as Victoria Lock, has now been completed.
Phase 1 of the Greenway from Newry to the Weir on the Middlebank was funded by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council through the Landfill Communities Fund administered by Ulster Wildlife.
The Council, in partnership with Louth County Council, secured funding of 3.46 million euros from the European Union’s INTEREGG VA, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), to deliver Phase 2 of the Carlingford Lough Greenway from the Weir on the Middlebank to Omeath, and from Carlingford Marina to Carlingford. Phase 2 will build on the recently completed, and already popular, Carlingford Marina to Omeath Greenway and is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Once open it will be known as the Carlingford Lough Greenway..