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Royal Canal Greenway - Cloondara
Clondra, Co. Longford
Dog friendly
Family friendly
The little tranquil harbour village of Cloondara, County Longford, is another option for starting your journey along the Royal Canal Greenway. The village takes its name from the Irish Cluain Dá Ráth meaning pasture of two ringforts.

Passing under the horse shoe shaped arch of Richmond Bridge, in Cloondara, County Longford, the canal opens out into the magnificent cut-stone Richmond Harbour, the focal point of the village, and a wonderful place which is home to plenty of barge boats and the final lock of the canal. Many of the buildings around it were built to service trade on the canal.

Cloondara is also the point where the Royal Canal meets with the mighty Shannon, Ireland’s longest river. From this location you can also explore the Shannon Blueway.

Before setting off, the Richmond Inn is the ideal spot to enjoy a hearty lunch and the owners are more than happy to share their waterways knowledge.

Trail details

Easy trail
Linear trail
    Time:Cloondara to Keenagh section: 3 hours walking or 45 minutes cycling
Contact details
Royal Canal, Glebe, Co. Longford, 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 - Cloondara
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.

CyclingMidlands Cycle Hub

Midlands Cycle Hub is a family-run bike hire service conveniently located at one end of the Royal Canal Greenway in Clondra or Cloondara, Co. Longford. They provide expertise, equipment and routes to suit all ages. They also offer guided tours.

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