Workshops – Developing The Royal Canal Greenway as a Tourist Destination

Irish Waterways are holding a series of Capacity Building Workshops looking at developing the Royal Canal & Greenway as tourist destination. The Kilcock Business Association believe this is a great opportunity for local Kilcock businesses, service providers and local community groups to attend these clinics and get a clear idea of proposed partnerships, future developments, proposals and ideas for the development of a tourism industry around the Royal Canal and Greenway.

What great ideas do you have for setting up a service / event / business / recreation activities around the Kilcock Canal and Greenway?

Next workshops:

  • Monday, 4:30pm, 2nd July 2018 in Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth
  • Tuesday, 4:30pm, 10th July 2018 in Longford Arms, Longford.

Following event in Longford:

Developing the Royal Canal around Kilcock as a Tourist Destination

The beautiful photo of Kilcock Harbour at dawn was taken from the Waterways Ireland Facebook page..

From Irish Waterways:

These workshops will focus on the development of Blueway and Greenway trails on and along the 144km of canal and canal towpath from Dublin to Longford. Once complete,  Royal Canal will be the longest off road walking and cycling Greenway trail on the island of Ireland. Accompanying this will be a series of Blueway developments, the first being located in Mullingar where a 22km paddling trail and activity hub will be established.

The workshops will encourage the development of activity based packages, dining and accommodation packages and promotional materials which will activate the region and place the product in the ‘shop window’ for both the domestic and international tourist.

More information about this event on the Irish Waterways.

waterways ireland workshop for development of royal canal and Greenway.

Kilcock Tourism Group – Possible Projects

After the recent Town Health Check undertaken by Cathal OMeara Architects on behalf of the County Council, some of the projects put forward by the Kilcock Tourism Group have been shortlisted for consideration under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme (T&VRS).

Over the next few weeks the County Council will be finalising a strategy on how the next phase of the T&VRS will be implemented, and we will then formulate our ongoing strategy. Here is a list of the tourism projects that made it through this process:

  1. Daytripper Travelling Barge

    Day Tripper Barge – Kilcock Tourism Ideas
  2. Fixed Barge as Tourism Information Hub and Cafeteria

    Kilcock Tourism Suggestions – Fixed Barge Info Hub & Cafe
  3. Watercraft Rental

    Watercraft Rental – Kilcock Tourism Ideas
  4. Royal Canal Museum / Coffee Shop / Renewable Energy Education Centre (including a pair of micro hydro power generators)
    Royal Canal Museum incl. Micro Hydro Power Generators – Kilcock Tourism Ideas