This Limerick Smarter Travel Shared Walkway/Cycleway links the City Centre to Corbally, Rhebogue and the The University of Limerick Boathouse.
Lelia Place to Guinness Bridge
The route begins at Lelia Place, off Clare Street (R445) in the city centre, along the canal to the Guinness Bridge. The canal was subject to a restoration project completed in 2005, involving, in part, the upgrading of the walking and cycling paths along the south side of the canal.
Works included the installation of public lighting and CCTV, provision of a seating area overlooking the canal and development of a hard stand area for gym equipment.
There are a series of links off the route between Lelia Place and the Guinness Bridge that serve as access points to various locations such as the Old Park area, Pa Healy Road and O'Brien's Park.
Rhebogue to UL
At the Guinness Bridge, at the point where the canal meets the River Shannon, you can continue on the path along the River Shannon to Rhebogue and on to the Boat House (Plassey) at the entrance to the grounds of the University of Limerick, where it joins walking and cycling paths on the campus grounds. You can also cross the Guinness Bridge to go in the direction of Corbally and Shannon Fields.
This route travels through a special area of conservation. Every effort was made to ensure the that any work done was in keeping with the qualities and character of this wonderful place, while addressing the needs of local residents and visitors to the area. This walking and cycling surface winds around trees and historic structures. This type of construction reduced the impact of development on the bank but also promotes universal accessibility to this nature area.
Construction work was completed in December 2016.
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