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Part 8 Schemes

Proposed Grand Canal Greenway

Kildare County Council propose to construct a shared walking and cycling greenway route along the Grand Canal Towpath.

 A map of the proposed route is available to view below.

The proposed development will comprise of:

  1. Improvement and upgrading of the existing towpath along the Grand Canal through the provision of a suitable surface i.e. Quarry Dust, Surface Dressing or Asphalt (Tarmac) depending on local conditions for pedestrian and cyclist use.
  2. Provision of traffic safety measures and signage to facilitate safe pedestrian and cycling crossings and access to shared surfaces
  3. Provision of access controls (pedestrian / cycling friendly gates) road markings, traffic calming measures, ducting and associated drainage works on the proposed cycle / walk way.
  4. Provision of route signage boards and marker/distance posts along the proposed route. The route signage boards will be located at main access points onto the route in towns and villages, while marker/distance posts will be installed at 5km intervals.

The Proposed Grand Canal Greenway is on public display from Wednesday 28th November 2018 – 3rd January 2019. Plans and particulars of the proposed greenway are available to view below or at our Planning Department, Kildare County Council during opening hours.


Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development  may be made using the online form here


in writing to: Senior Executive Officer, Planning Department, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Submissions by email and fax will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of submissions;  Wednesday 16th January 2019, 5 p.m.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development