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Posted: 15/05/2018

Developing the Royal Canal as a destination

Are you a local tourism provider, activity/service provider or member of a local community group?

Waterways Ireland, along with Longford, Westmeath, Meath, Kildare, Fingal County Councils and Dublin City Council invite you to attend a series of Capacity Building Workshops along the Royal Canal.

These events will faciltate the engagement of project partners with the local trade, businesses and others to showcase the proposed plans in developing the Royal Canal as a destination.

These workshops will focus on the development of Blueway and Greenway trails on and along the 144km of canal and canal towpath from Dublin to Longford. Once complete,  Royal Canal will be the longest off road walking and cycling Greenway trail on the island of Irelan. Accompanying this will be a series of Blueway developments, the first being located in Mullingar where a 22km paddling trail and activity hub will be established. 

The workshops will encourage the development of activity based packages, dining and accomodation packages and promotional materials which will activate the region and place the product in the 'shop window' for both the domestic and international tourist.

The Royal Canal is also at the heart of Ireland's Ancient East and Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, two tourism intiatives developed by Fáilte Ireland.

​Mullingar24th May 2018​Mullingar Park Hotel​6.30pm
Maynooth2nd July 2018Glen Royal Hotel4.30pm
​Longford Town 10th July 2018Longford Arms Hotel6.30pm
Dublin City ​TBC​TBCTBC​

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