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  1. Following extensive restoration work the Royal Canal was opened to navigation in reigniting enthusiasm for the triangular route from Dublin to the Shannon via the Royal and Grand Canals. As with all of Ireland's waterways the canal passes through some of Europe's most beautiful countryside and, whether you are on a boat, or simply on foot, you'll have ample opportunity to enjoy it all.
  2. The Royal Canal Greenway Ireland’s Royal Canal Greenway is Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling trail at km. The Royal Canal passes through 5 counties, Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford. It begins in Ireland’s capital city and runs deep into the rural Irish Midlands.
  3. The Royal Canal History of The Royal Canal THE ROYAL CANAL - Legend has it that the Royal Canal was born when a disaffected director of the Grand Canal Company stormed out of a board meeting shouting angrily: "Damn you all, I'll build my own canal!" This may be true but there's no definite proof.
  4. The Royal Canal is one of Dublin's best-hidden secrets, and the walking trail alongside it rarely used by visitors. The canal itself leads from the Liffey to the Mullingar area, and Dubliners must cross and re-cross it millions of times every week. Often without even noticing the lovely urban walkway below them.
  5. Our Royal Canal Greenway interactive map is the most detailed map currently available for anyone planning their day out cycling/ walking or even a multi-day trip along the Royal Canal Greenway. The map includes Bars, Cafes, Picnic Areas, Tourist Attractions and Available Accommodation.
  6. Apr 11,  · It was made famous by the Dubliners and historically has been attributed to Brendan Behan. Behan himself was a prisoner at Mountjoy Jail in Dublin, which is situated on “the banks of the Royal Canal.” The jailers would get the attention of the prisoners through the “jingle-jangle” of an iron bar shaped into a triangle.
  7. Ian & Sylvia as "The Royal Canal" for their Four Strong Winds album in ; The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem on Ain't It Grand Boys (recorded , released , as "Royal Canal") and The Bold Fenian Men (, as "The Old Triangle") Liam Clancy as "Royal Canal" on his self-titled album (reissued with additional tracks in as Irish Troubadour).
  8. Royal Canal is located in: Ireland, Meath, Killyon, Royal Canal. Find detailed maps for Ireland, Meath, Killyon, Royal Canal on ViaMichelin, along with road traffic and weather information, the option to book accommodation and view information on MICHELIN restaurants and MICHELIN Green Guide listed tourist sites for - Royal Canal.

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