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Michael Keenan Walking Tours - Royal Canal Walk


Hear about the bribery and corruption that surrounded the Royal Canal from its inception to its completion.  The history of this canal reads like a mystery novel.

Walkers start at the 46th Lock in Clondra, immersing themselves in the history of the building, as well as the operation, closing and wonderful re-opening of the beautiful 145km Royal Canal.  Affordable prices, dependant on numbers and distance.

Royal Canal Walk 1

Set off from Clondra's Lock 46 towards Ballymahon.  Drop off points are after approx. 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour and 1 hour 45 minutes.

Royal Canal Walk 2

Setting off again from Clondra we go all the way to Keenagh Bridge and on to the Corlea Bog experience.

Royal Canal Walk 3

Continuing on from the "Bog Experience" we head on to Ballymahon, crossing the N5 and passing the quarry where a lot of the stone used to build the canal comes from.

The Royal Canal Special

Magnificent 6 day trek from Longford to Dublin.  Approx. 25km per day.  Ballymahon - Ballinacarrigy - Mullingar - Moyvalley - Dublin.

Telephone: 00353 86 2309182



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.

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