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Lifford to Castlefin Project Archives

Historical Project Information


First advertised in December 2021, the closing date for submissions for the proposed cycle and walking project was Wednesday 5 January 2022, 17.00. This project has now progressed to the detailed design stage of delivery.


The links below gives historical information on the project: the study area, constraints encountered, proposed options and the next step in the process inclusive of public input as part of the Part VIII planning process.



Information leaflet

Part VIII Report

Part VIII Mapping

Constraints Report

Constraints Mapping

Options Mapping




Part VIII Planning process commences for Lifford-Castlefin


In March, Donegal County Council gave notice of its intention to carry out development of a greenway between Lifford and Castlefin adjacent to the N15 National Road in the Lifford-Stranorlar Municipal District.


The deadline for submisions - Wednesday 18 May 2022, 16:00 - has now passed.




Preferred route corridor selected


Further to the Constraints Study and recent public consultation undertaken for the proposed Lifford to Castlefin Greenway which outlined the 3 route options under consideration, the emerging preferred route is the northern verge of the N15, i.e. the ‘Red Option’, indicated on the Options Mapping and below. This was announced in February 2022.



The alternative options (Blue and Purple Options) were found to have a number of shortfalls in comparison to the Red Option, primarily risk of flooding and accessibility for users.