The Royal Canal Urban Greenway

Oscailtedate_range25 Bea, 2021, 9:40am - 7 Iúil, 2021, 11:59pm

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Fingal County Council is in the process of developing plans for the Royal Canal Urban Greenway, a proposed high quality, peaceful and safe Greenway route which will serve Castleknock, Blanchardstown, Clonsilla, Coolmine and the wider Dublin 15 area.

The proposed Urban Greenway will encourage recreation while offering an attractive alternative transport choice for school children and commuters, bringing significant environmental, economic and health benefits to the wider community.

Conscious of the special place that the Royal Canal holds within the community, and its designation as a protected structure, the Urban Greenway aims to protect and enhance the existing environment along the corridor.

For further information visit 

Above: Artist's impression Royal Canal Urban Greenway.


Key Features of the proposed scheme

  • Respects environment and heritage
  • Improves recreation & tourist attraction
  • Improves connectivity
  • Sustainable links to Train Stations & buses
  • Links to cycle network
  • Safe pedestrian/cycle route

Above: Artist's impression Royal Canal Urban Greenway.

An Emerging Preferred Route for the scheme was first published by Fingal County Council in late 2019. At that time members of the public were invited to submit their comments and observations on the Preferred Route, via the Fingal County Council Consultation Portal. Over 590 submissions were received ( ) and the observations they contained have been taken into consideration as we move forward with this scheme.

Above: Artist's impression Royal Canal Urban Greenway.
What's happening now?

The scheme is now being progressed to stage 2 of the consultation process. This stage opens on May 25th 2021 and Fingal County Council are once again inviting the public to make submissions on the Proposed Scheme. To make a submission visit

You may also wish to participate in our Public Engagement Survey. Click here to view the survey: 

Please note you will need to login to the consultation portal to make a submission or fill out a survey. If you are a first time portal user you will need to register to use the portal.

This is a six week consultation period which will remain open for submissions until the 7th July 2021, submissions must be received before 23.59hrs on the 7th July 2021.

The purpose of this public consultation is to provide the public with an opportunity to give their comments and feedback on the proposed design. Consideration will be given to the feedback received.

An information leaflet is being distributed to residences in the area commencing May 28th 2021. A copy of this leaflet is also included in the 'Materials' section of this webpage (see right hand column).

Above: Updated map May 25th 2021.
Public Engagement Location Dates
Information website 25th May - 7th July 2021
Consultation Portal 25th May - 7th July 2021
Public Webinar June 1st & June 8th 2021
Consultation Survey 3rd June - 7th July 2021
Virtual Consultation Room 16th June - 7th July 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and public health restrictions on gatherings, we are not in a position to hold a traditional, in-person public consultation event during this round of public consultation. However, your feedback on the scheme is still very important to us and we encourage you to take part in this round of public consultation.

Submissions on the Royal Canal Urban Greenway may be made from the 25th May 2021, online via this consultation portal. Just click the '+MAKE A SUBMISSION' button in the right hand column of this page to ger started.



by post addressed to Senior Executive Officer, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 X8Y2.  Clearly identify any postal submission as for the “Royal Canal Urban Greenway”.


The final date for receipt of all submissions is before 23.59hrs on the 7th July 2021.

Submissions will be published on the consultation portal including the names and locations (not full addresses) of those making the submission.  All submissions should include your name or the name of the organisation you represent and contact details (personal contact details will not be published). Details of your submission including the names of those submitting same may also be shared with relevant Council Departments and agents working on their behalf.

Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council




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