Royal Canal Greenway (part of Eurovelo 2) launched on 24th March 2021 with Eamon Ryan


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The official launch of the Royal Canal Greenway will take place on Wednesday 24th March 2021. Due to Covid19, this launch event will be a virtual one. Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister Malcolm Noonan will be in attendance for this online launch.

The Royal Canal greenway is part of the Eurovelo 2 capitals route that will run from Moscow to Galway when complete. This section of the Eurovelo 2 greenway runs from Maynooth in Co. Kildare to Cloondara in Co. Longford. In total it is 130km long of level tow path which is ideal for both walkers and cyclists.

The Royal Canal Greenway traverses 4 counties in total including Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford. Each of the 4 counties are jointly working on launching and marketing this new greenway in partnership with Waterways Ireland.

While the entire route from Dublin to Longford is yet to be completed this is still a significant new addition to Irelands growing network of greenways. The section from Maynooth to the Kildare county border at Confey is due to start construction in late 2021. Also the section within Dublin City Council will also go to construction this year. The section with Fingal County is more problematic due to the "deep sinking" area. Fingal council are due to go to public consultation this year with a proposed plan. The exact state of the entire route can be see here.

The Launch will take place virtually and can be viewed on this link at 10am.  No pre-registration required. The page will go live at 10am.



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