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Royal Canal Greenway - Enfield
Enfield, Co. Meath
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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.

When visiting Enfield in County Meath, check out some of the town's industrial heritage showcased in the fine old Midland Great Western Railway buildings.

A few kilometres further on, the Blackwater Aqueduct carries the canal over the Blackwater River. You may even spot a barge at the Hill of Down before you travel to Killucan. This quiet section of Greenway is ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in nature.

Thomastown marks the end of 32 entirely flat kilometres, uninterrupted by locks. At the flight of locks, eight locks in quick succession raise the level of the canal significantly and this is the only part of the Greenway that could be considered a hill. Shortly after, the canal passes serenely under the M4, through The Downs and on to Mullingar.

Trail details

Easy trail
Linear trail
    Time:Enfield to Kilcock Section (East): Walking, 2 hours, 36 minutes. Cycling, 39 minutes. Enfield to Longwood Section (West): Walking, 2 hours. Cycling, 30 minutes.
Contact details
Main Street, Johnstown, Enfield, Co. Meath, A83 V913, 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
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