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Royal Canal Greenway


The Royal Canal Greenway is 130 kilometres of level towpath, ideal for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and stages. Starting in Maynooth the 200 year old canal finishes in Clondra in Longford.   The Longford Branch section connects Longford Town with the pretty village of Clondra, the 16km route follows the Royal Canal’s idyllic towpath. Following a canal spur towards Killashee, it connects along the canal mainline and leads you to quaint Clondra Harbour.  This off-road trackway is a completely flat route and provides an excellent way to enjoy some of Longfords unspoilt landscape.  

There are longer routes you can travel from, example from Clondra to Abbeyshrule, Longford Town to Ballymahon, the longest route being 35 kilometres.  For a full list of routes, distances and services available on the Royal Canal go to Waterways Ireland - Royal Canal Greenway.

For more information on the Royal Canal Greenway trails please see Sport Ireland - Longford Trails.

Points of Interest: The historic Magans Bar in Killashee was established in 1826 and exudes olde worlde charm.  Feeling hungry?  The Richmond Inn is a cosy family run bar, restaurant and B&B that is located on the waters edge in Clondra, a perfect stopping point for food and drink on your journey.




This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, "The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas" and the Department of Rural & Community Development.       The European Commission.