Mullingar - Athlone - Old Rail Trail Greenway

County Westmeath
Grade Easy
Length 40 km
Time 8 hours
Format Linear
Ascent 30 m
Dogs Allowed Yes
Waymarking White signs with blue text
Start Point
Mullingar - Athlone
Finish Point
Mullingar - Athlone
Nearest Town to Start Mullingar- Athlone
Grid Ref. N 423 521 / N 066 414
Lat. and Long. 53.517505, -7.367623 / 53.422582, -7.901577

The Old Rail Trail is a rural route through the heart of the Irish midlands connecting the bustling town of Athlone with the market town of Mullingar passing through the town of Moate. The route is 40km along a converted stretch of the former Midlands Great Western Railway and passes through rich fertile farmland away from the hustle of towns.

Trail Management

Westmeath County Council 044 9332000


All amenities available in Mullingar, Moate and Athlone

Pending approval by Sport Ireland - National Trails Office. Inspection due in May 2016
For Further information on the Mullingar - Athlone - Old Rail Trail Greenway, visit,

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 41, 47 and 48
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus and train to Mullingar and Athlone

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