GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Royal Canal Walk

89 miles (144 km)

Follow the Royal Canal from Dublin to Termonbarry on this epic waterside walk in Ireland. The route follows the Royal Canal Way long distance trail which runs for 144 kilometres (90 miles) along the canal towpath. Construction on the canal begain in 1790 and completed in 1817. It fell into disrepair in the 20th century but has recently been restored with the length of the canal to theRiver Shannonreopened on 1 October 2010.
The walk starts at Newcomen Bridge in North Strand, Dublin. Several companies have a base here including theConvention Centre Dublin,Pricewaterhouse Coopers' Irish headquarters, offices of theCentral Bank of Ireland,Nationwide Building Society,Credit SuisseandTMF Group.
The path heads west, to Blanchardstown, Maynooth, Kilcock, Enfield, Mullingar, Ballynacargy, Rathconrath, Killashee and Cloondara where the route finishes nearTermonbarryin County Roscommon. Here the canal meets with the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland.
The canal runs parallel to the Grand Canal just to the south. You can pick up the Grand Canal Way near Adamstown,on the Lucan Bridge about 16km outside Dublin city centre.
You could also try the Dublin Canal Walk which starts from the Grand Canal Dock and takes you through the suburbs of the city.

Royal Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

A pastoral Royal Canal scene on the Meath-Kildare border, southeast of Fern's Lock - geograph.org.uk - 1387790

A pastoral Royal Canal scene on the Meath-Kildare border, southeast of Fern's Lock

Abandoned barge on the Royal Canal at Croboy, Co. Meath - geograph.org.uk - 1284838

Abandoned barge on the Royal Canal at Croboy, Co. Meath

Harbour on the Royal Canal at Ballina, Co. Westmeath - geograph.org.uk - 1406179

Harbour on the Royal Canal at Ballina, Co. Westmeath

Longwood Dock, Co. Meath - geograph.org.uk - 789288

Longwood Dock, Co. Meath

Mooring Near Lock No. 37 on the Royal Canal, Co. Westmeath - geograph.org.uk - 831674

Mooring Near Lock No. 37 on the Royal Canal, Co. Westmeath

Milestone on the Royal Canal at Oldtown, Co. Meath - geograph.org.uk - 1387802

Milestone on the Royal Canal at Oldtown, Co. Meath

REMEMBERING BRENDAN BEHAN (PUBLIC ART BESIDE LOCK 2 ON THE ROYAL CANAL)--111891 (24746426639)

Brendan Behan statue beside lock 2

Royal Canal and Ducks Near Ballynacarrigy, Co. Westmeath - geograph.org.uk - 831665

Royal Canal and Ducks Near Ballynacarrigy, Co. Westmeath

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