Carrick On Shannon
The Royal Canal Greenway
Discover Local & Stay Local
Athlone & the River Shannon
Mullingar & the Royal Canal
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.
Gary O’Daly, a ultra-distance runner, writes about exploring the banks of Ireland’s Historic Canals.
A 167km walking trail that connects Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon with Custom House Quay in Dublin.
Helpful advice to improve your experience and safety when using the Greenway.
Voluntary organisation promoting recreation, heritage, education and tourism along the Royal Canal.
Chart showing the average cycle touring times in minutes.