What is the Western Arc?
Ireland’s Western Arc is a Cross Border network running from Belfast to Cork, connecting 5 of the 6 largest cities on the Island of Ireland i.e. Cork, Limerick, Galway, Derry, Belfast
The Western Arc connects all roads and all rail lines radiating out of Dublin to Belfast, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Kerry.
Ireland’s Western Arc is also Europe’s Western Arc.
- It connects 5 International Airports: Belfast, Derry, Knock, Shannon, Cork.
- 6 Major Sea Ports: Belfast, Derry, Galway, Killybegs, Foynes, Cork.
- The Western Arc generates a high percentage of Ireland’s growing rail freight.
- It also connects the gas, electrical and communication network of Ireland.
- Many of Ireland’s “missing links” are to be found along its Western Arc such as the N5, N15, N16, N17, N18, N20, N21, N22, N24, N60, WRC, Electric and Fibre Backhaul.
The Western Arc is supported by: