Posts in Dublin Walks
Royal Canal Mullingar to Longford Trail 2

Novelist, broadcaster and travel writer Manchán Magan explores the Royal Canal towpath west from Mullingar along the Royal Canal’s towpath and on the canal itself through Abbeyshrule and Killashee, to where the canal joins the River Shannon.. At summit level, Mullingar is the highest point of the Royal Canal – from there, 25 locks descend east to Dublin and 21 locks descend west to the Shannon. Manchán will walk and cycle to where the Royal Canal joins the River Shannon, exploring the history of the canal along the way. Each lock and harbour along his journey tells new stories as Manchán travels into County Longford through Abbeyshrule,Killashee and Clondraa. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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The Cliff Walk Part 2

Broadcaster and Dublin Northsider Jim Sherwin gets a bird’s eye view of Wicklow, along the cliff walk, from Bray to Greystones in County Wicklow, a journey he’s taken very often in the past. This is the second leg of the walk which his usually completed in one hike from Bray to Greystones. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Royal Canal Part 1

Dublin native Annalise Murphy captured the hearts of Irish audiences during the 2016 Rio Olympics when she realised her dream in the Women’s Laser Radial sailing competition by winning a silver medal for Ireland. Annalise will be accompanied by her mother, Cathy McAleavey an Olympian who competed in the 1998 Seoul Olympics as a sailor. They will walk alongside the Royal Canal starting at Spencer Dock, exploring some of the twelve locks, by foot and navigating the last section by boat. The Royal Canal fondly known as the green and silver line, started life in the 1880’s as a major cargo and passenger corridor from Dublin to the River Shannon. With the onset of trains and roads it went into decline but since the 1990’s it was restored into an enchanting 145km inland waterway. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Royal Canal Mullingar Trail

Novelist, broadcaster and travel writer Manchán Magan explores the Royal Canal towpath west from Mullingar along the Royal Canal’s towpath and on the canal itself through Abbeyshrule and Killashee, to where the canal joins the River Shannon.. At summit level, Mullingar is the highest point of the Royal Canal – from there, 25 locks descend east to Dublin and 21 locks descend west to the Shannon. Manchán will walk and cycle to where the Royal Canal joins the River Shannon, exploring the history of the canal along the way. The canal was once a hive of industrial activity and has since been restored so it now serves as a picturesque hub for leisure activities and tourism. Each lock and harbour along his journey tells new stories as Manchán travels into County Longford through Abbeyshrule,Killashee and Clondraa. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Royal Canal 2

Dublin native Annalise Murphy captured the hearts of Irish audiences during the 2016 Rio Olympics when she realised her dream in the Women’s Laser Radial sailing competition by winning a silver medal for Ireland. Annalise will be accompanied by her mother, Cathy McAleavey an Olympian who competed in the 1998 Seoul Olympics as a sailor. In this second walk along the Royal Canal they continue exploring some of the twelve locks, by foot and navigating the last section by boat. The Royal Canal fondly known as the green and silver line, started life in the 1880’s as a major cargo and passenger corridor from Dublin to the River Shannon. With the onset of trains and roads it went into decline but since the 1990’s it was restored into an enchanting 145km inland waterway. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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North Dublin Trail 2

After a very enjoyable stroll through the Botanic Gardens Jim Sherwin leaves them behind and meets cup with Pay Liddy, a local tour guide, very familiar with the history of marino and explains why Lord Charlemont, who owned all the land in the area, chose to build an architectural wonder, "The Casino' in Marino. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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North Dublin Trail 1

In this programme broadcaster and walker, Jim Sherwin explores the streets of his native Dublin. The route will bring him over familiar and unfamilair ground as he traverses the north side of the city from the Bull Wall in Dollymount along the coast road to the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevein Dublin 9. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Howth 2

The late Feargal Quinn, Senator and business man had often wondered what would it be like to be a tourist in his own area and by his choice of walking companion Howth native Kevin Rickard he learns more about his adopted home of Howth. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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