Midleton to Youghal Greenway



Cork County Council is constructing a Greenway on the former railway corridor between Midleton and Youghal. The 23km long Greenway will be an off-road walking and cycling route through the heart of East Cork which will connect the towns and villages of Midleton, Mogeely, Killeagh and Youghal.

The Midleton to Youghal Greenway will be an important amenity for the local community, providing a safe, accessible and attractive route on an easy gradient, suitable for use by people of all ages and abilities. The development of the Greenway will enhance and extend the network of cycle facilities within the county to support sustainable transport objectives, contributing to health promotion, wellbeing and overall quality of life. The Greenway will be an important addition to tourism infrastructure within the county and East Cork expected to benefit from increased visitor numbers, providing a boost to the local economy.

News and Updates

Phase 1 of the Midleton to Youghal Greenway is now open. This 8km section of the Greenway is located between Midleton and Mogeely. Access to the Midleton to Mogeely section of the Greenway is at Midleton Station Trailhead and Mogeely Trailheads only. Phase 2 of the Greenway is in construction and a further section is due to open later this year. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Phase 1 of the Midleton to Youghal Greenway is now open.

This 8km section of the Greenway is located between Midleton Station and Mogeely village through the scenic countryside of East Cork along the former railway line.

Access to the Greenway is at Midleton Station and Mogeely trailheads only.

Information about the heritage and biodiversity of the route as well as fun things to see and do along the way will be added over time. For now, take time to step into nature and enjoy the journey.


Car parking, temporary public toilets, bicycle repair stations and drinking water fountains are located at both Midleton Station and Mogeely trailheads.


To help you to safely enjoy your visit, please adhere to the following guidance:

Keep Left, Pass Right: Keep to the left hand-side of the path and pass on the right.

  • Pedestrians:
    • Listen for approaching cyclists, allow bikes to pass safely and don’t block the path.
  • Cyclists:
    • Ring your bell to alert pedestrians. Pass slowly, allow space and cycle at a safe speed. Use appropriate safety equipment, especially a helmet and bicycle lights.
  • Dog Owners:
    • Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times. Clean up after your pet.
  • Crossing Safely:
    • The Greenway is off-road but special care must be taken when crossing public roads and at farm crossings. Always adhere to traffic and safety signage. Stop and give way to traffic at road crossings.
  • Motorised Vehicles and Horses:
    • Motorised vehicles and horses are not permitted on the Greenway. You may occasionally encounter maintenance vehicles on the path: please exercise caution on approach.
  • Emergency:
    • In the event of an emergency, contact the emergency services by calling 112 or 999.

Dogs can scare or harm farm animals, keep your dog on a short lead.

Stay on the path, do not enter private property and respect the privacy of adjacent landowners.

Do not approach or feed farm animals.

Do not disturb wildlife, native plants and wildflowers that grow along the Greenway.

Love this place, leave no trace: always dispose of your litter correctly.