"The map above shows the royal canal - The Red Pin is the usual starting place near Maynooth. Locks are marked with a flag and a few nice places to stop and eat are also shown to give you a feel of what to expect!" - Pat

Where can I go?

Walkers may like to spend a cosy night along their way in order to relax and prepare for the next day's journey.

How far can I expect to go?

Each trip is unique to each individual. On the map provided we have shown a stop off(Red Bed!) by Fury's bar(marked by the knife and fork!). If you start your trip at about mid-day you might expect to reach in and around this point. This will give you an idea of what sort of distance is covered per day.

After that it is up to you. You might want to travel the next day into Mullingar and go for a lunch and explore the town or you might spend the day traveling along the canal. Pat will help you plan your trip.

Remember the barge is about relaxing and is life in the slow lane.


Follow the following link for a closer look at the -      

 Irish Water Ways Association Ireland Map