Alternative lyrics to Katrina and the Waves 'Walking On Sunshine'.
We went to Abbeyfeale town in County Limerick to look at the new Greenway the other day. It's very well signposted and you walk on brand new tarmac where the railway line once ran. Here's some photos:
Some examples of the well signposted route signs.
A bit about the railways history.
Abbeyfeale railway station now a private residence.
Abbeyfeale railway platform.
Old water tank where the Locomotives had a welcome drink.
Old railway signal.
Please click on the photos to see them in more detail.
We only walked 3 Kms in the Kerry direction. We walked along the new tarmac surface. I was really impressed with the quality of the walking and cycling surface. The terrain is very easy going and much more easier than the hills down here on the Sheepshead Way where we live.
We said "hi " and "hello" to several walkers and cyclists we met on our saunter. They were all ages and men and women.
I never noticed any litter bins or bins for dog waste. I suppose the powers that be expect you to take your own litter home?
It was great to see a fantastic job done to a once neglected and seemingly forgotten old railway line. These Greeenways are arteries and channels of fresh air and give the walker and cyclist a safe and enjoyable and relatively easy leisure routes through the Irish countryside, villages and towns.
I will definitely go back and walk some more of the Limerick Greenway.