Greenway Stretching 130km Through Midlands Being Launched

The €12m trail is the longest of it's kind in the country.

The new 130 kilometre Royal Canal Greenway is being launched today.

The 12 million euro walking and cycling trail - stretching through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford - is the longest of its kind in the country.

It also forms of EuroVelo 2, a 5,000 kilometre cycling route that stretches across Europe as far as Moscow.

Chief Executive of Westmeath County Council, Pat Gallagher says it will help establish the region as a key tourism destination:

The new Greenway will lead to endless opportunities for tourism in the region.

That's according to Tourism Officer with Westmeath County Council, Úna Dorris.

Úna says they're going to continue developing the Greenway's potential:

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