Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Waterways Ireland is responsible for and maintains the Royal Canal between Clonsilla and Coolmine as part of the route between Ongar and Blanchardstown
Along this stretch of canal there is currently a designated walkway known as the Royal Canal Way.
I understand that design work is also ongoing by Fingal County Council regarding possible future provision of an enhanced cycle / pedestrian route along the same corridor, but as yet this has not been submitted for planning permission.
There are currently two service locations incorporating toilet facilities along the Grand Canal at Lowtown, Co. Kildare & Shannon Harbour, Co. Offaly.
At this current time of restrictions these facilities are closed to the public.
There are no existing plans for provision of additional public toilet facilities along the Grand Canal corridor.
There are however, planned greenway cycle upgrades along all of the route. of the Grand Canal. The provision of associated facilities will be the subject of further discussion with the relevant authorities involved as these designs are developed.