Emerging Preferred Route Fingal Coastal Way

Open25 Oct, 2022, 9:00am - 22 Dec, 2022, 11:59pm

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This scheme will provide a pedestrian and cycle route from Newbridge House and Farm in Donabate to the county boundary north of Balbriggan, passing through Rush, Loughshinny and Skerries along the way. The proposed design is suitable for people of all ages and mobility levels and offers a safe route where the scenic coastline can be enjoyed as part of your commute, for leisure, exercise or to visit your local village.

Following a Feasibility & Constraints Assessment and a Route Options Public Consultation, the project team now presents the Emerging Preferred Route for Public Consultation. We want your feedback as we move towards preliminary design in 2023. 

To learn more about the background to this project please visit https://www.fingal.ie/fingal-coastal-way

All project materials are listed on the right hand of this page. Click on any item to open it and read further detail.

Click here to watch a video of the Emerging Preferred Route on YouTube.


Why is this scheme needed?

The scheme will benefit the local community, businesses and the environment: 
  • Connects local communities; 
  • Provides attractive recreation space showcasing the natural beauty of the area; 
  • Creates safe routes to schools, shops, businesses, bus stops and train stations; 
  • Provides tourism amenity to benefit the local economy; 
  • Promotes positive climate and health options; 
  • Links to the wider pedestrian and cycle network. 

Read this leaflet in English / Irish by clicking on the link in the related resources section to the right side of this page.

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How can I get involved?

Fingal County Council is inviting everyone to view and comment on the Emerging Preferred Route as part of a Public Consultation, taking place from 25 October to 22 December 2022. Tell us what you think. 
Make a submission online or by post. Postal submissions should be addressed to: Senior Executive Officer, Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Dept, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co Dublin, K67 X8Y2.
When making a postal submission please make it clear that it is for the Fingal Coastal Way. State your name, address and where relevant, the body or organisation you represent.

Complete our Survey.

Even if you've got just a few minutes to respond to the Emerging Preferred Route you can do so by filling out our online survey.

Click here to begin the survey.

In-Person Information Sessions at Balbriggan Library

PLEASE NOTE: 15 minute appointments can be booked during the following hours. Only one person should attend each appointment. To book an appointment please use the 'Book an Appointment' button on the right hand side of this webpage (or bottom of screen if viewing on mobile phone).

  • Monday 5th December 12 to 4pm
  • Tuesday 6th December 4pm to 7.30pm
  • Monday 12th December  12 to 4pm
  • Tuesday 13th December 4pm – 7.30pm

Submissions must be received no later than 23.59hrs, 22 December 2022. The submission deadline has been extended to this date.


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