Great Southern Trail – Barnagh Hill Cycleway/Walkway

The project entailed the construction of a paved cycleway through an abandoned railway line. The project also involved the construction of ancillary fencing, environmental bunding, timber edging, drainage, traffic management interface with vehicular and pedestrian traffic, liaising with statutory authorities for the diversion of services. In Addition, MEIC Constructed a portion of the cycleway underneath an existing river bridge which involved difficult earthworks and underpinning of the bridge structure as well as the construction of a reinforced concrete section of the cycleway and associated hand railing between that and the river.

Main Quantities Involved:

  • Paved Cycleway 1,800m2 (600m long x 3m wide)
  • Timber Post & Rail Boundary Fencing  600m
  • Reinforced Concrete Cycleway under bridge 105m2 (35m long x 3m wide)?
  • Kerbing 35m
  • Hand railing under bridge section between river and cycleway 35m
  • Earthworks
  • Topsoiling, Landscaping, Seeding & Planting
  • Drainage:
  • 600m Land drain
  • 60m Culvert Crossings


Limerick County Council


November 2011 – December 2011

Contract Value

€ 170 000


Rathkeale, Co. Limerick


January 20, 2021