The Royal Canal Greenway
The Royal Canal Greenway route stretches 130km along the historic 225-year-old canal, taking walkers and cyclists through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford.
The Greenway has been completed in partnership with Waterways Ireland, the four local authorities of Kildare, Longford, Meath and Westmeath Co Councils, the Department of Transport, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said: “We are delighted to launch the Royal Canal Greenway, a game changer for outdoor tourism and leisure in Ireland,”
“As Ireland’s longest greenway, stretching from towns of Maynooth, Enfield, Mullingar, Longford and Cloondara, the Royal Canal Greenway has huge potential to serve as a haven for so many looking to get out and get active,” he said.
The €12 million project co-ordinated by Waterways Ireland is the country’s longest Greenway and travels through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford. The route features 90 bridges, 33 locks, 17 harbours and four aqueducts.
Greenway users can choose to complete the entire 130km flat, off-road trail or explore the shorter designated routes – ranging from 6km to 15km – between the 14 connection access points and towns.
For more information, the Royal Canal Greenway please go to the following www.waterwaysireland.org/places-to-go/grand-canal/cycling.