The Waterford Greenway (or Déise Greenway) opened in March of 2017 and offers 46km of off-road cycling and walking trails from Waterford City to Dungarvan.
While we concentrate on walking and hiking at takeahike.ie, cycling the greenway is highly recommended and bikes can be rented from a number of companies such as:
The map and images below are taken from waterfordcouncil.ie (WaterfordGreenway2017Map)
From the Waterford City side of the Greenway, the start is shown below.
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Merrion Square is a great green space in the centre of the city. The Georgian square is surrounded on three sides by Georgian redbrick houses along with the Natural History Museum and the National Gallery of Ireland (both are free to enter).
It contains the National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State. There are also some sculptures such as the Joker’s Chair in memory Dermot Morgan.
There is also a playground in the square and every Sunday the Open-Air Art Gallery is held on the external railings of the square (www.merrionart.com).
Some photos below. Check it out for yourself some day.
This is another great park to enjoy in Dublin. Cabinteely Park has great facilities. There is a decent sized car park, playground, coffee shop and plenty of space for walks. The park is close to Cornelscourt off the N11 or if you take exit 15 on the M50.
Cabinteely Park Car Park https://maps.google.com/?cid=9240937456546682405&hl=en&gl=ie
More great photos from Anthony Kelly (Instagram @miamikelly30), this time of Bray Head and the stand.
If you get a chance to pop out to Bray, take a walk along the strand or a short hike up Bray Head. There is also a great cliff-walk from Bray to Greystones, check out a previous post on this here bray-to-greystones-cliffwalk
Recently visited the lovely town of Ardmore in Waterford. It is believed to be the oldest Christian settlement in Ireland. It offers many attractions including cliff walks and an open farm but if you are looking for a nice short walk check out the beautiful beach. It’s about a mile long and there is parking available by the beach. Enjoy!
Below is the location of the carpark to the beach.
We received these great aerial photos of the Hellfire Club and Montpelier Hill from Anthony Kelly in Dublin. These were taken from his drone. It looks great from above!
Looking forward to seeing some more of these drone photos here and on his Instagram @miamikelly30
Also, check out our page on the Hellfire Club at https://takeahike.ie/2014/11/29/take-a-walk-to-the-hellfire-club/
The river Dodder is 26km long and passes Dublin suburbs of Tallaght and then Firhouse, travels through Rathfarnham, Templeogue, Rathgar, Milltown, Clonskeagh, Donnybrook, and Ballsbridge, and enters the Liffey near Ringsend, along with the Grand Canal, at Grand Canal Dock.
As it goes through these area, there are a range of walkways and green areas to enjoy.
This post focuses on a short but very enjoyable 2km walk from Mortons in Firhouse to Knocklyon. The track is in good condition and is suitable for buggies.
To the west of this section, the walkway also feeds into the River Dodder Linear Park.
While already an enjoyable place to walk through, this area has huge potential and many groups like Dodder Action and Knocklyon Network are pushing to get the local councils to invest is this great amenity to maximise its potential for the local communities.