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About this Route

The Royal Canal Way is a 90 mile long publicly owned right of way which crosses through counties Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Westmeath before entering County Longford. It is a unique walkway that allows the visitor to meander at their own pace through some of Irelands most beautiful landscape.

This off-road trackway is an excellent way to enjoy some of Longford’s unspoilt landscape.

The walker/cyclist can start in either Longford or Killashee. Parking is available at both points. It is an out and back route – so walkers/cyclists can turn back at any stage.

The trail crosses the N4 at two points relatively close to Longford.This is a busy road. Care should be taken.

Key Points

Type Cycling/Walk
Level Easy
Distance 9.5 km one way
Climbing flat
Type Out and back
Signed No
Parking Parking in Longford and at Killashee
Facilities (shops etc) Full facilities in Longford.
Shop & bar in Killashee.
Other Comments Route crosses main road on a number of occasions near Longford

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Video Summary of Route

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