Welcome to the Royal Canal Amenity Group

The Royal Canal Amenity Groups core objective is to promote recreation, heritage, education, and tourism along Irelands 145 Km liner parkway that is the Royal Canal

Royal Canal Amenity Group Activities: Throughout the year we organise various canal related events. Our members also 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.

Stories from the Waterways: The final story from the Waterways Ireland “Stories from the waterways” series showcases the Royal Canal Amenity Group, with some great film from our early days.

Become Involved: Contact us for information on the group and its activities, or for assistance in organising and advertising canal related events. You might also consider becoming a Member of the RCAG and contribute directly to the groups involvement in promoting the ‘Royal’.

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’: You will find useful information about walking, guided walks, cycling, boating and fishing on our Greenway page. And the distance between various points along the canal can be calculated on the Distance Table.

A copy of Guide to the Royal Canal is a worthwhile investment, and is available to buy at our RCAG Shop. 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.

Pan-European Cycleway: 
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. See EuroVelo Ireland link and our Greenway page