Carrick On Shannon
The Royal Canal Greenway
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Athlone & the River Shannon
Mullingar & the Royal Canal
The little tranquil harbour village of Cloondara is another option for starting your journey. A wonderful place with the magnificent cut-stone Richmond Harbour which is home to plenty of barge boats and the final lock of the canal. Before setting off, the Richmond Inn is the ideal spot to enjoy a hearty lunch and the owners are more than happy to share their waterways knowledge. From this location you can also explore the Shannon Blueway.
The stark, imposing exterior of St Mel’s Cathedral belies the treasures you’ll find within.
An incredible Iron Age road, dating from 148BC sits carefully preserved within the visitor centre.
Discover unique works of beauty from bogwood sculptors father and son duo, Michael and Kevin Casey.
The remarkable Hill of Uisneach was once the ceremonial and spiritual centre of the island.
With decades of experience the Crilly family have been involved in Irish cycling since the 1950's.