Royal Canal Greenway extended to Killashee

A NEW stretch of the Royal Canal Greenway has been opened clearing a route for walkers and cyclists to journey as far as Killashee in Co Longford. A further link will enable visitors to Center Parcs to access the Greenway.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, opened the new 6km stretch of between Ballymahon and Killashee, the final section of the Royal Canal Greenway in Co Longford.

“With the opening of this 6km stretch of greenway, there is now a continuous greenway along the Royal Canal all the way through counties Longford and Westmeath,” said Minister Ring, adding that he hoped there would soon be a continuous greenway from Dublin to the River Shannon along the Royal Canal in the near future.

The route was built by Longford County Council using €525,000 allocated by Minister Ring through his Department’s Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.