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Royal Canal Greenway officially launched

Mar 24, 2021 07:03 By Shannonside News
Royal Canal Greenway officially launched Royal Canal Greenway officially launched
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It features 90 bridges, 33 locks, 17 harbours and four aqueducts

It's hoped that the launch of a new tourism masterplan for the Royal Canal will bring thousands of extra visitors to Longford in the coming years.

The 130km walking and cycling amenity stretching alongside the historic 225-year-old canal links a walking path along the canal through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford features 90 bridges, 33 locks, 17 harbours and four aqueducts.

The €12m promotion plan will aim to highlight the country's longest greenway to both domestic and international tourists and also features the the 165km self-guided National Famine Way.

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Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council, Paul Ross says it builds on the great work of communities along the canal already.

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