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Royal Canal Greenway – Route Map

View a full-screen map of the Royal Canal Greenway route

There is also a downloadable version of the Royal Canal Greenway Guide (5,616kB) ‌which includes a route map.

Route Grading & Suitability Rating

Route is rated as ‘Easy’ and suitable for ‘Infrequent Cyclists’. However, for those who might be intending to cycle the route with children, please be aware that there are drops off the route both into the canal and sometimes off steep embankments.

Recommended Access Points

There are several access points to the Westmeath Royal Canal Greenway from various public roads.  The access points are listed below and shown on the map, some of which will have parking facilities and amenities.

Map Ref

LocationDistance from Meath Border
2 D’Arcy’s Bridge, Hyde Park, Killucan


3 Thomastown Bridge 4.5km
4 Riverstown Bridge, Killucan Station 6.5km
5 Footy’s Bridge, Porterstown, Killucan 7.8km
6 McKnead’s Bridge, Coralstown 9.8km
7 The Downs Bridge (Mullingar Pewter), The Downs 13.3km
8 Baltrasna Bridge, Marlinstown, Mullingar 16.7km
9 Piper’s Boreen, Millmount, Mullingar 20.4km
10 Dublin Bridge, Mullingar 20.9km
11 Harbour Bridge, Harbour St., Mullingar 21.9km
12 Green Bridge, Dominick St., Mullingar 22.6km
13 Kilpatrick Bridge, Kilpatrick, Mullingar 25.8km

Belmount Bridge, Belmount, Mullingar

15 Ballinea Bridge, Ballinea, Mullingar 28km
16 Shandonagh Bridge, Shandonagh, Mullingar 30.4km
17 Coolnahay Harbour, Coolnahay 32.3km
18 Walsh's Bridge 33.8km
19 Kildallan Bridge 35.3km
21 Balroe Bridge 38.4km
22 Ballynacargy Bridge & Harbour 40.4km
24 Kiddy's Bridge 42.5km
26 Kelly's Bridge 43.4km

Suggested Routes

Mullingar to Coolnahay Harbour  (10.5km)
Mullingar to Thomastown Bridge  (17.8km)
Coolnahay to Meath Boundary  (32.3km)
Coolnahay to Longford Boundary (14.4km)

Use of the Greenway

The Westmeath Royal Canal Greenway is there for your enjoyment and we hope that you take some time out to enjoy a walk or cycle along some or all of the route.  The following are a few guidelines to consider when using the greenway...

  • Do not enter adjoining farmland
  • Respect the habitat that is the Greenway and its flora & fauna
  • Do not litter the trail – take home your litter
  • Keep Dogs on leads (scoop the poop)
  • Cyclists should wear a helmet
  • High-viz jacket/top is recommended - “be safe be seen”
  • Take special care at junctions
  • Cyclists should give clear hand signals and use bell.
  • Walkers be aware that cyclists may be approaching from behind.
  • In case of emergency dial 999 or Mullingar Garda Station (044) 9384000

Westmeath Royal Canal Greenway employs the Leave No Trace Principles – http://www.leavenotraceireland.org/

For more information on the Royal Canal Greenway, including activities and places to eat and stay along the route, please visit www.visitwestmeath.ie/get-outdoors/cycle-the-greenways/ (route in County Westmeath) or www.royalcanalgreenway.org (full 130km route – Ireland’s Longest Greenway).