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Royal Canal Greenway

Royal Canal Greenway

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Cloondara
Longford
Mullingar
Enfield
Maynooth
Dublin
Greenway
Royal Canal
Trailhead
Access Point

About Royal Canal Greenway

The enchanting Royal Canal Greenway is 130km of level towpath, ideal for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and stages. Starting in cosmopolitan Maynooth, it follows the 200 year old canal through friendly Enfield and lively Mullingar to charming Cloondara in Longford, with cafés, picnic spots and attractions along the way. Rustic and industrial landscapes combine, with rolling fields, pretty waterside villages, working locks and historic landmarks. Cycle between any of the main towns and return by train to where you started.

Download the RC Greenway Guide

Further Reading

Royal Canal Runner

Gary O’Daly, a ultra-distance runner, writes about exploring the banks of Ireland’s Historic Canals.

Read more here

National Famine Way

A 167km walking trail that connects Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon with Custom House Quay in Dublin.

Read more here

Respect Everyone's Journey

Helpful advice to improve your experience and safety when using the Greenway.

Read more here

Royal Canal Amenity Group

Voluntary organisation promoting recreation, heritage, education and tourism along the Royal Canal.

Read more here
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