Monastervin Rathangan Kildangan Kilberry Vicarstown Athy River Barrow C Edenderry Lullymore M7 The Grand Canal The Barrow Line Th Ba Lin The Barrow Line The Canal Network in County Kildare Still canal waters form liquid roads across one hundred and twenty kilometres of Co. Kildare. Rich in reminders of when the canals were a transport artery and a corridor of social contact, the canal network is now one of the county’s most valuable assets, appreciated for its contribution both to the natural environment and to the built heritage of the county. Although artificial in construction, the canals complemented rather than dominated nature and their waters and banks sustain plant life, fish, birds and mammals in a habitat of attractive diversity. The following routes cover the entire Grand Canal and Royal Canal networks throughout the county: The Royal Canal Leixlip/Maynooth/KIlcock (13.5 km/ 8.5 miles) The Grand Canal Hazelhatch/Sallins (13 km/ 8 miles) Sallins/Robertstown (11.5 km /7 miles) Robertstown/Edenderry (21 km /13 miles) Sallins//Naas (5.5 km. /3.5 miles) Naas/Corbally (7.25 km /4.5 miles ) Milltown Feeder (8 km / 5 miles) The Barrow Line Lowtown/ Rathangan (12.5 km / 7.75 miles) Rathangan/ Monasterevin (10.6km / 6.5 miles) Monasterevin/ Vicarstown/Athy (22.5 km / 14 miles) 2 Tow Path Trail Canal Railway Lock No. 14 0 0 1km 1mile 2 3 2 3 4 5