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In the Republic of Ireland the Atlantic Coast Route (EuroVelo 1) - described here from North to South - starts at the village of Newtowncunningham in County Donegal. From here the route is signposted for almost 200km on quiet rural roads, to Donegal town. The route then joins the North West Cycle Trail which is signposted as far as Sligo town. After that much of the route is not yet developed or signposted. However, there are some notable exceptions to this in Co Mayo and Co Limerick where the route joins the Great Western Greenway for almost 42km and the Great Southern Trail for 37.5km respectively. Both of these sections are constructed on former railway lines and are mostly traffic free. After this there are some further signposted road sections which are part of existing regional and local routes in Counties Clare, Cork and Waterford. However, much of the route in the southern part of the country is yet to be developed. Eventually the route arrives at Rosslare on the East coast, where cyclists can connect with a ferry to Wales and continue on the Atlantic Route through the United Kingdom.
  • Certified EuroVelo Route
  • Developed route with EuroVelo signs
  • Developed route
  • Route under development
  • Route at the planning stage
National information
  • Achill - Westport

    Great Western Greenway

    This website provides a map of the Great western Greenway, part of which folows the route of Eurovelo 1. The wesbsite includes information about the greenway, activities and attractions nearby, accommodation and bike rental.

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  • Rathkeal - Abbeyfeale

    Great Southern Trail

    This website provides maps and other information about the Great Southern Trail which is along the route of EuroVelo 1. It provides links to acommodation providers and other serrvices.

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