Limerick Greenway

Sustainable Infrastructure

Location: Co. Limerick
Client: Limerick City and County Council
Status: Complete
Overall Project Value: €10M
Start Date: August 2019

Brief Description

The Limerick Greenway runs for 40km through West Limerick from Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale and on to the Kerry border. The Greenway runs along the route of the old Limerick to Tralee/Fenit rail line, which was constructed in the late 19th century. The rail line was closed between 1975 and 1978 and lay dormant until it was developed into the Great Southern Trail Greenway between 2008 and 2012 by a local nonprofit group. Between 2017-2023 Limerick City and County Council undertook a program of significant improvement works to the route, transforming the route into a high quality greenway linking the towns of Rathkeale, Ardagh, Newcastle West, Templeglantine and Abbeyfeale.

Limerick Greenway

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FT Responsibilities

FT’s role on the project included detailed design, tendering and construction supervision. FTs’ responsibilities also included:

  • Acting as Project Supervisor for the Design Process
  • Assessment of the existing route
  • Geotechnical interpretation report including rock face assessment
  • Design of widening works to allow a 3.0m surface
  • 120,000m² Asphalt Surfacing
  • Inspection and upgrades to 5 pedestrian bridges
  • Inspection and upgrades to 100m long Barnagh railway tunnel
  • Design of 24m long precast concrete box underpass beneath the N21
  • Design of 7 precast concrete box underpass farm crossings
  • Design of carpark and trail head facilities at Newcastle West
  • Environmental studies for AA screening of the tunnel, underpass and trailhead facilities
  • Part VIII planning for underpass and trailhead facilities
  • Redesign of 105 farm crossing points
  • Design of safety improvements to 12 public road crossing points
  • Drainage upgrade works
  • Lighting Design
  • Utility service location and protection works
  • Undertook public procurement tendering process
  • Tender Assessment
  • Construction Supervision
  • Stage 3 Road Safety Auditing
  • The role of Employers Representative

Barnagh Tunnel – Completed Scheme Limerick Greenway


Project Statistics

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Length of greenway

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Asphalt surfacing

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No. new bridge structures

Available positionsAll Careers

Position Sector Location
Associate Director – Highways and Active Travel Sustainable Infrastructure Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Principal Structural Design Engineer Sustainable Infrastructure Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Senior Engineer – Drainage Sustainable Infrastructure Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Principal Project Manager – Highways Sustainable Infrastructure Cork, Dublin or Carlow