The 130km Royal Canal Greenway has been launched today as Ireland’s longest greenway as it stretches along the 225-year old canal.
The greenway, which is a former towpath, will take walkers and cyclists through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford.
The 14 connection access points and towns will allow users to choose either the full 130km flat, off-road trail or explore the shorter designated routes which will range from 6km to 15km.
The €12 million project, co-coordinated by Waterways Ireland has been described as a “game-changer” for tourism and leisure in Ireland by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan.
He added, “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,”.