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Ramble Royal Canal Way

August 10

Royal Canal Way  –  EASY RAMBLE

Meeting Point: Skerries Train Station 

Time:  Meet at 08.40 a.m. departing on 08.52 a.m. train to Connolly, then 09.50 a.m. to Leixlip (Confey) arr. 10.22 a.m.

Walk Starting point:  Leixlip (Confey) Station      Walk Starting Time: 11.00 a.m.

Route: Royal Canal Way from Leixlip (Confey) – Cope Bridge, to Maynooth, taking in a loop of Carton Demesne en route from Pike Bridge.  A nice combination of canal and woodland walk.

Distance: 13 km

Duration: 3 – 3.5 hrs 

A short walk from Leixlip (Confey) Station to the River Forest Hotel for coffee & scones before starting the walk. 

The Royal Canal Way is a most interesting and pleasant walk. We will be walking the stretch from Leixlip (Confey) to Maynooth.  En route we will be taking in the Rye Valley Aqueduct, Leixlip Spa, a lovely woodland loop walk of Carton Demesne and
Maynooth town with St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth University and the imposing FitzGerald Castle.  

We will have post walk refreshments & food in Brady’s Clockhouse Bar, Maynooth for those who want to relax after the walk before catching a return train from Maynooth.

Return trains from Maynooth:

15.40  arr. Connolly  16.13 Pl. 3     16.28 dep. Connolly Pl. 7  arr. Skrs 17.00

16.09 arr. Connolly  16.53  Pl. 6     17.00 dep. Connolly Pl. 6  arr. Skrs 17.33  

16.26 arr. Connolly 17.02  Pl. 7      17.12 dep. Connolly Pl. 3  arr. Skrs 17.43


Please phone or text Leader John Coleman by Tues. 9th Aug.  if you intend going on the walk and indicating whether meeting up in Skerries, Connolly or Leixlip.

(If driving to Leixlip can easily get the train back to there then from Maynooth).

Royal Canal Confey to Maynooth

Carton House



August 10


John Coleman