South Dublin County Council

Completed Schemes

Grand Canal Way Green Route - Extension to Adamstown and South Lucan
The Grand Canal Way Green Route was formally opened on the 18th June 2010 and provides an 8.5km pedestrian and cycle route along the Grand Canal between the 3rd Lock, Inchicore to the 12th Lock, Lucan. The route is an off road, safe and secure alternative for commuters and leisure users incorporating many unique features to ensure maximum usage and pleasure to a variety of users - including state of the art lighting; comprehensive CCTV with 24 hour monitoring; power supply along the route; leisure facilities i.e. fishing points, boating & berthing areas and seating; wildlife habitats have been maintained and developed; signage along the route detailing on the history of the area as well as information on the flora and fauna. 

The Department of Transport provided funding to extend the Grand Canal Way Green Route to Adamstown and Griffeen Avenue, Lucan.  The extension was officially opened on Friday 1st July by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. in the presence of Cllr Guss O'Connell, Lucan Area Chair, Deputising for Mayor of South Dublin County Council.

The Grand Canal Green Route Extension provides approximately 2km of cycle/pedestrian tracks, public lighting and CCTV, and a new canal bridge. The new route enhances the accessibility of the Grand Canal from surrounding areas and creates a first class pedestrian and cycle route between Adamstown, Lucan South and Dublin City that facilitates a safe, secure and attractive connection for commuting and leisure purposes.