What we're about

This is a fun and social group dedicated to cleaning up the Royal Canal. The Royal Canal Way and towpath is a great public amenity in Dublin City, and we want to make it even better! Our aim is to get a group of concerned citizens together to come out and tidy up the space once a month (the second Saturday of every month). The clean-up was initiated by Dublin City North Volunteer Centre, in collaboration with a committee of volunteers. Thank you to Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Waterways Ireland, and Inland Waterways Association of Ireland for their support. For more information, please email info@royalcanalcleanup.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Monthly Royal Canal Clean-up

Needs a location

Love your canal

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/royalcanal/)

Meeting the second Saturday of every month at 5 starting points.

We clean up along the canal's edge, towpath & surrounding areas, from Spencer Dock all the way out to Clonsilla and beyond. We also have a small, but growing group of kayakers, who clean up on the canal itself. If you're into kayaking please contact Nessa at [masked]

It's completely up to you how long you clean for, but generally, we work for about 3 hours. Rubbish collections start at Spencer dock at 1.30 and finish at Ashtown at 3 pm.

Various Starting Times:

• 10am - North Strand (Charleville Mall) at old Lock Keepers Cottage here: https://goo.gl/maps/mH7971GvJhb1NDH97

• 10am - 6th Lock (near Crossguns Bridge) at our container here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1ZkJruQlaITOlOZIoiofCYgyPtcGTxrdJ&usp=sharing

• 10am - Royal Canal Park (near Ashtown) at the boathouse here: https://goo.gl/maps/vKGa7giHXZ2J5HqHA

• 11am - Castleknock (beside the train station)
https://goo.gl/maps/UC4gRJ65as5ye13y7

• 2pm - Clonsilla (at the train station)
https://goo.gl/maps/NDmpHLbnHPp36XBo7

Here's also a link to those meeting points and times:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1slQxHR8Q5LKteHstu4bd-f7zHWs&usp=sharing

Pre covid we would gather for complimentary tea/coffee afterwards in Hedigan’s/The Brian Boru (Glasnevin), Douglas & Kaldi (Ashtown) & the 12th Lock (Castleknock). However at present this is not possible. But we will again soon, for sure

Gloves, bags, high viz vests and litter-pickers will be provided.

The Royal Canal Clean-up Team

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Monthly Royal Canal Clean-up

Needs a location

Love your canal

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/royalcanal/)

Meeting the second Saturday of every month at 5 starting points.

We clean up along the canal's edge, towpath & surrounding areas, from Spencer Dock all the way out to Clonsilla and beyond. We also have a small, but growing group of kayakers, who clean up on the canal itself. If you're into kayaking please contact Nessa at [masked]

It's completely up to you how long you clean for, but generally, we work for about 3 hours. Rubbish collections start at Spencer dock at 1.30 and finish at Ashtown at 3 pm.

Various Starting Times:

• 10am - North Strand (Charleville Mall) at old Lock Keepers Cottage here: https://goo.gl/maps/mH7971GvJhb1NDH97

• 10am - 6th Lock (near Crossguns Bridge) at our container here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1ZkJruQlaITOlOZIoiofCYgyPtcGTxrdJ&usp=sharing

• 10am - Royal Canal Park (near Ashtown) at the boathouse here: https://goo.gl/maps/vKGa7giHXZ2J5HqHA

• 11am - Castleknock (beside the train station)
https://goo.gl/maps/UC4gRJ65as5ye13y7

• 2pm - Clonsilla (at the train station)
https://goo.gl/maps/NDmpHLbnHPp36XBo7

Here's also a link to those meeting points and times:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1slQxHR8Q5LKteHstu4bd-f7zHWs&usp=sharing

Pre covid we would gather for complimentary tea/coffee afterwards in Hedigan’s/The Brian Boru (Glasnevin), Douglas & Kaldi (Ashtown) & the 12th Lock (Castleknock). However at present this is not possible. But we will again soon, for sure

Gloves, bags, high viz vests and litter-pickers will be provided.

The Royal Canal Clean-up Team

Monthly Royal Canal Clean-up

Needs a location

Love your canal

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/royalcanal/)

Meeting the second Saturday of every month at 5 starting points.

We clean up along the canal's edge, towpath & surrounding areas, from Spencer Dock all the way out to Clonsilla and beyond. We also have a small, but growing group of kayakers, who clean up on the canal itself. If you're into kayaking please contact Nessa at [masked]

It's completely up to you how long you clean for, but generally, we work for about 3 hours. Rubbish collections start at Spencer dock at 1.30 and finish at Ashtown at 3 pm.

Various Starting Times:

• 10am - North Strand (Charleville Mall) at old Lock Keepers Cottage here: https://goo.gl/maps/mH7971GvJhb1NDH97

• 10am - 6th Lock (near Crossguns Bridge) at our container here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1ZkJruQlaITOlOZIoiofCYgyPtcGTxrdJ&usp=sharing

• 10am - Royal Canal Park (near Ashtown) at the boathouse here: https://goo.gl/maps/vKGa7giHXZ2J5HqHA

• 11am - Castleknock (beside the train station)
https://goo.gl/maps/UC4gRJ65as5ye13y7

• 2pm - Clonsilla (at the train station)
https://goo.gl/maps/NDmpHLbnHPp36XBo7

Here's also a link to those meeting points and times:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1slQxHR8Q5LKteHstu4bd-f7zHWs&usp=sharing

Pre covid we would gather for complimentary tea/coffee afterwards in Hedigan’s/The Brian Boru (Glasnevin), Douglas & Kaldi (Ashtown) & the 12th Lock (Castleknock). However at present this is not possible. But we will again soon, for sure

Gloves, bags, high viz vests and litter-pickers will be provided.

The Royal Canal Clean-up Team

Monthly Royal Canal Clean-up

Needs a location

Love your canal

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/royalcanal/)

Meeting the second Saturday of every month at 5 starting points.

We clean up along the canal's edge, towpath & surrounding areas, from Spencer Dock all the way out to Clonsilla and beyond. We also have a small, but growing group of kayakers, who clean up on the canal itself. If you're into kayaking please contact Nessa at [masked]

It's completely up to you how long you clean for, but generally, we work for about 3 hours. Rubbish collections start at Spencer dock at 1.30 and finish at Ashtown at 3 pm.

Various Starting Times:

• 10am - North Strand (Charleville Mall) at old Lock Keepers Cottage here: https://goo.gl/maps/mH7971GvJhb1NDH97

• 10am - 6th Lock (near Crossguns Bridge) at our container here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1ZkJruQlaITOlOZIoiofCYgyPtcGTxrdJ&usp=sharing

• 10am - Royal Canal Park (near Ashtown) at the boathouse here: https://goo.gl/maps/vKGa7giHXZ2J5HqHA

• 11am - Castleknock (beside the train station)
https://goo.gl/maps/UC4gRJ65as5ye13y7

• 2pm - Clonsilla (at the train station)
https://goo.gl/maps/NDmpHLbnHPp36XBo7

Here's also a link to those meeting points and times:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1slQxHR8Q5LKteHstu4bd-f7zHWs&usp=sharing

Pre covid we would gather for complimentary tea/coffee afterwards in Hedigan’s/The Brian Boru (Glasnevin), Douglas & Kaldi (Ashtown) & the 12th Lock (Castleknock). However at present this is not possible. But we will again soon, for sure

Gloves, bags, high viz vests and litter-pickers will be provided.

The Royal Canal Clean-up Team

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