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Royal Canal Greenway - Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
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The Royal Canal Greenway starts at the unusual triangular shaped harbour in the bustling university town of Maynooth in County Kildare. In the centre of the harbour, a tiny island is home to graceful swans oblivious to the admiring glances of passers by.

Packed with great places to eat, shop and stay, Maynooth in County Kildare, is the ideal location to begin your Royal Canal Greenway adventure. The town is serviced by the Dublin to Sligo railway line which makes it a great choice for those staying in Dublin City looking to escape the hustle and bustle for an afternoon.

Watch out for the remarkable Jackson Bridge at the 14th Lock. The bridge forms an unusual design with five spanning arches, one for the canal, one for pedestrians, a railway arch and two arches for farm animals on the south bank.

The next stretch towards Enfield, passes by the beautifully restored Kilcock Harbour, a vibrant hub for watersports and home to Kilcock Canoe Polo Club.

Trail details

Easy trail
Linear trail
    Time:Maynooth to Kilcock Section: Walking, 1 hour 12 minutes. Cycling, 18 minutes
Contact details
Apartment 11, Harbour View Apartments, Straffan Rd, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
More to discover at Royal Canal Greenway - Maynooth
CyclingRoyal Canal Greenway - Enfield

Enfield in County Meath is a lovely location for an overnight stay, with accommodation available to suit all preferences. In Irish, the town is known as An Bóthar Buí (the yellow road) which came about due to the cattle markets that were traditionally held in the town.

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