Saturday 13th; Royal Canal Guided Walk, from Maynooth to the River Liffey

A guide walk for the Galway ‘Bushy Park Walking Group’ is taking place on Saturday the 13th. The walkers will depart Maynooth Harbour at 10.30am and follow the Royal Canal towpath to the River Liffey in Dublin.  The distance is just over 26km and all are welcome. However, the route is not suitable for wheelchair users

Saturday 27th;  Royal Canal, Richmond Harbour, Cloondara, County Longford  

On the 26th May 1817 the Royal Canal was officially opened from Dublin to the Shannon and to mark the 200 anniversary of this event  the Royal Canal Amenity Group in association with Waterways Ireland are holding a commemorative event on Sat 27th May next at Richmond Harbour, Co Longford.

A plaque commemorating the bicentenary will be unveiled followed by music, talks and exhibitions. See Royal Canal Bicentenary