Our core objective is to promote recreation, heritage, education, and tourism along Irelands 145 Km liner parkway that is the Royal Canal.
Throughout the year we organise walking, cycling and boating events along the canal. In addition, our members arrange and give talks on the canal, its environs and history. We are also available to assist individuals and groups who wish to become involved in organising ‘Royal Canal’ recreational, educational and environmental projects.
Keep up to date: Details and dates of events can be found on our Events page. Also our News and Blog pages are regularly updated with Royal Canal news and developments. And don’t forget to check out, ‘what we have been up to’ for the past 40 years in our Archived Newsletters
Planning a trip along the ‘Royal’: If you are planning a trip along the canal you will find useful information about walking, guided walks, cycling, boating and fishing on our Leisure Activities page. And the distance between various points along the canal can be calculated on the Distance Table.
However, before setting off on your travels, whether walking, cycling or boating a copy of Guide to the Royal Canal is a worthwhile investment, and is available to buy at our RCAG Shop. Also for details of five walks between Dublin and Maynooth, we highly recommend a copy of Walking the Royal Canal (available at our RCAG Shop). We also run guided walks along various sections of the canal from mid-March to October. For details go to: Guided Walks.
Royal Canal and Pan-European Cycleways: The Royal Canal from Mullingar to Dublin forms part of a Pan-European network of walking and cycle routes. The route, EuroVelo Route 2 will span Europe from Galway to Moscow running along a series of walking and cycleway’s across Ireland and England through Europe to Russia. (Click picture for EuroVelo Ireland link). Also see Royal Canal Way