Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

May 29, 2017
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Ireland by two wheels

Ireland’s newest off-road walking and cycling route opened in March, and it’s the country’s longest at 46 kilometres. The Waterford Greenway in southeast Ireland begins, as you might assume, in Waterford, the country’s oldest city founded by Vikings in the 9th century, and ends in Dungarvan a coastal town with a pretty harbour. The route crosses 11 bridges, three tall viaducts and a long¬, 400-metre, brick-lined tunnel. The Greenway was a former a railway line that opened in 1878 and closed 50 years ago on March 25, 1967. It was considered one of the most scenic routes in the country. Travellers can rent bikes and helmets from a handful of companies along the way. Go to Visit Waterford (visitwaterfordgreenway.com) for a list and maps. The Greenway will become part of the Atlantic Coast Route of EuroVelo, a long-distance cycling network connecting areas in Europe.

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