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Lifford to Castlefin Greenway



This project will provide a high-quality Greenway facility which will connect the urban environs of the N15 in Lifford (specifically at the end of the 60kph speed limit zone) to the Community Resource Centre in Castlefin. The route is approximately 7.5 kilometres in length and comprises of a mainly rural setting with predominantly agricultural land use and some residential and business use. As the Lifford to Strabane Greenway was recently completed as part of the North West Greenway Network, this project forms a natural extension of same to provide a broader scope for recreational and commuter use in this region.





The aim of the project is to develop an extension to the Lifford to Strabane Greenway, linking the population centre of Castlefin and surrounding environs to the wider North West Greenway Network (NWGN), thereby supporting and enhancing the achievement of the NWGN objectives as follows:


  • Bring social, economic, and environmental well-being to all
  • Construct significant stretches of greenway and cycling/walking routes
  • Encourage more people to walk and cycle as part of their daily routine (non-commute)
  • To further develop a cross border network of greenways that link people with places locally
  • Investment in the wider economic and social infrastructure in the North West Region
  • Adoption and compliance with policies such as Active Travel etc
  • Improve safety for vulnerable road users and reduce their interaction with vehicular traffic
  • A reduction of CO2 emissions through a reduced number of non-motorised journeys


Latest Project Updates

Please note that both the Route Selection and Part VIII Planning processes for this project have been closed out and approved. The scheme is currently undergoing detailed design, with the Construction phase planned to commence early Q2 2023.



29 September 2022 - Donegal County Council in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council is advancing two greenway projects as part of the wider North West Greenway Network (NWGN). The projects are being funded under the EU’s INTERREG  programme, administered by Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Read more


September 2022 – Donegal County Council has appointed Clandillon Civil Consulting as the Design Consultant and Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP) for the Lifford to Castlefin Greenway. Clandillon Civil Consulting are progressing the design process from the Part VIII Planning Process through the Construction Phase of the project.


July 2022 – Donegal County Council approved Lifford to Castlefin Greenway Part VIII Planning Application.



For historical project information and updates, please click here.