The Royal Canal is a canal located in Dublin’s dock district. Ideal for walkers, it is 140km long and connects the River Liffey to the River Shannon (it stops at Cloondara). Inaugurated in the 19th century and recently restored, the canal is rather appreciated for its strolls.
The Royal Canal, is located in the Docklands district of Dublin. Although abandoned for several years, the canal is now at the heart of a major programme of modernisation of the district.
Thus, the canal, now refurbished, stands next to the most beautiful buildings in the city. It runs through the northern districts of Dublin, past the famous Croke Park sports stadium and past houses and offices with large stands. During your walk, you’ll probably come across the Spencer Dock Bridge: this ultra-modern bridge is inescapable with its round shapes and immaculate white colour! It crosses the canal about 40 metres wide, and allows the Luas (the Dublin tramway), as well as vehicles, cyclists and other pedestrians to cross the canal from one side to the other.
A nice walk therefore, which will allow you to discover the new image of Dublin: beautiful and modern, while being attached to its nature and to the Liffey.