Following the decision by the government to begin Phase 1 of the Roadmap for re-opening society and business, Limerick City and County Council is pleased the announced the immediate re-opening of the Great Southern Greenway Limerick and Lough Gur. The Council had closed these amenities in March and April as part of measures implemented to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
From today, barriers at the entrance points along the 40km Great Southern Greenway Limerick have been removed, allowing people to re-use the amenity.
Signs have been erected telling people that the greenway has re-opened and that they must continue to practice social/ physical distancing and other guidance as outlined by the government and health experts.
Lough Gur Amenity has also been reopened for visitors. However, the Heritage Centre and the toilet block on the site remain closed and won’t be open until a later phase.
As with the Great Southern Greenway Limerick, visitors to Lough Gur are reminded that they must continue social/ physical distancing and follow all other guidance.
Additional signage and road markings are being erected to remind visitors of their obligations. Certain extremely narrow walkways will continue to remain closed.
People who are using the Great Southern Greenway Limerick and Lough Gur should also be within their 5km limit from their home, as this restriction remains in place.
Limerick City and County Council will monitor both locations and any future closures will be guided by information and guidance from the health experts.
Limerick City and County Council is urging all users of the greenway and Lough Gur, as well as everyone in Limerick, to respect others, remember that social/physical distancing remains in place and together we will help prevent the further spread of Covid-19, so eventually we can get back to our ‘new’ normal.