The Royal Canal Blueway

The Royal Canal Blueway encompasses a series of paddling, walking and cycling trails on and along the Royal Canal

Originally built for freight and passenger transportation from the River Liffey in Dublin to Longford in Ireland, reopened on 1st October 2010, Waterways Ireland has now developed 23km of paddling trails around the bustling town of Mullingar, with a further 16km of walking and cycling trails from Cloondara to Longford Town, along with cycle hire at the Blueway activity zone in Mullingar Harbour where users can opt to travel east to McNead's Bridge for 12km or west to Coolnahay Harbour for 11km.

In the summer of 2019, the Royal Canal Greenway will be officially launched, Waterways Ireland expects the 144km towpath from Spencer Dock in Dublin to Cloondara via Longford Town to be fully upgraded and available for walkers, cyclists, families, friends and more.