The Royal Canal Greenway passes through counties Longford, Westmeath, Meath & Kildare. There are 14 connecting access points and towns along the route including Maynooth, Enfield, Mullingar and Longford town.
Waterways Ireland says:
‘The enchanting Royal Canal Greenway is 130km of level towpath, ideal for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and stages. Starting in cosmopolitan Maynooth, it follows the 200 year old canal through friendly Enfield and lively Mullingar to charming Cloondara in Longford, with cafés, picnic spots and attractions along the way. Rustic and industrial landscapes combine, with rolling fields, pretty waterside villages, working locks and historic landmarks. Cycle between any of the main towns and return by train to where you started.’
Read more: https://www.waterwaysireland.org/greenways/royal-canal
The Greenway was completed in partnership with Waterways Ireland, the four Local Authorities of Longford, Westmeath, Meath and Kildare County Councils, the Department of Transport and Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
It also forms part of EuroVelo 2, a 5,000km “Capitals Route” that passes through Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belarus and Russia.