​Dublin Canals

 

Straddling both sides of the River Liffey with their own pools of water, chapters of Dublin history, cultural gems and unique charm, the Grand Canal  and Royal Canal are captivating green and blue corridors of the city.

Dublin Canals Map

Latest Highlights

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Dockland Discoveries

Dive in to all the family fun of Grand Canal Dock and Spencer Dock, from watersports that reveal your wild side to sightseeing tours that make a real splash.
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Dockland Foodie

Be sure to bring your appetite when visiting these delicious docksides.
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Cycle the Docklands

Find your ideal way to explore Grand Canal Dock and Spencer Dock by bike.
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The Dockland Double

Two docks? Twice the fun! Discover hidden gems galore by Grand Canal Dock and Spencer Dock.
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Dockland Delights

Lower your anchor in the docklands and you’ll discover tonnes of ways to spend the day.
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Fantastic Family Days-Out Royal Canal

Gather the family for a vibrant voyage of discovery along the Royal Canal.
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Royal Canal Biking

Discover the joys of the waterway as you pedal the day away.
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Royal Canal Hub

Discover character, culture and scenery by the gallon along the Royal Canal
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A Cultural Canal

Discover a wealth of cultural sights from 17-storeys high to six feet under, along the Royal Canal.
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A Regal Route: The Royal Canal Way

Want to discover the Royal Canal in all its majesty? Take this wonderful walking route.
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Activities on the Canals

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City Centre Paddling and Rowing

There's no better place to experience the city than from the water itself.
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Cycle the City

Find your ideal way to explore the City by bike.
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Grand Cycles

Hit the towpaths on two wheels to discover another side to the city. and the Grand Canal.
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Paddling the Royal Canal

Wetsuits at the ready? Leave dry-land and explore the canal from the water.
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The Royal Canal Way

Want to discover the Royal Canal in all its majesty? Take this wonderful walking route.
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What's On

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BENCH #3 at Dublin Dance Festival

A new outdoor dance commission inspired by Dublin’s canals from CoisCéim Dance Theatre & Waterways Ireland
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Phizzfest 2024 on the Royal Canal

Enjoy a host of family-friendly activities on and along the canal!
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Explore the Grand Canal at Culture Date with Dublin 8!

Discover how the canal has shaped the neighbourhoods of Dublin 8
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National Famine Way Commemorative Walk

Follow the National Famine Way along the Royal Canal to Dublin's Docklands
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