Christmas has arrived alongside the Royal Canal Greenway as a line-up of festive issues to do and see at its a number of trailheads are introduced.
In Kildare, guests can veer off the greenway to expertise a style of Christmas with Festive Afternoon Tea at Carton Home, out there Thursdays to Sunday.
In Longford, these eager to kick begin their New 12 months’s well being resolutions early can rent a motorbike from the Midlands Cycle Hub in Cloondara or at Ballymahon Greenway Cycles to avail of seasonal particular provides on bike rent over the December and Christmas vacation interval.
Then unwind and revel in festive leisure after your Royal Canal go to with a efficiency of Longford’s Snow White Christmas Pantomime which is operating at St Mel’s Faculty from 20 December to 2 January.
Additionally to not be missed are Fiona Egan’s Festive Cookery Class (runs all through December, booking required) and Longford’s Conventional Panto, which runs from 20 December to 2 January (book here).
Should you’re in Westmeath, get into the festive spirit at Mullingar Arts Centre this Christmas with its intensive programme of festive enjoyable occasions and performances for all of the household.
Guests looking for to remain awhile can discover respite at common lodging choices in Westmeath together with the centrally situated Newbury Hotel and the family-run Annebrook Home Lodge, located within the coronary heart of Mullingar close by and famend domestically for its annual breath-taking Christmas lobby show.
Refuel at one in every of Westmeath’s picturesque eateries. Nanny Quinn’s, situated on the banks of the Royal Canal by Lock 18 at Thomastown Harbour, is a must-taste restaurant serving contemporary, native home-cooked fare and is adorned with Christmas lights providing an enthralling festive expertise.
And see Santa whilst you cease off in Westmeath on the Andean Alpacas Christmas Expertise the place you’ll be able to discover the festive pathways, go to the elves and obtain a present from Saint Nick himself.
Your little elves may even put up a letter to Santa in a particular letterbox destined for the North Pole, feed the alpacas and web site and have storytime with Mrs Claus.
Talking concerning the occasions deliberate for the festive season, Sharon Lavin of Waterways Ireland mentioned: “As Eire’s longest greenway overlaying over 130kms throughout Kildare, Longford, Meath and Westmeath, the Royal Canal Greenway has loads of exercise occurring this Christmas.
“There’s an abundance of actions deliberate close to our 4 foremost trailheads, whether or not you’re within the temper for a festive feast or taking the entire household to see Santa, guests can benefit from the seasonal fantastic thing about the Royal Canal Greenway whereas nonetheless partaking within the festive occasions and actions alongside the way in which.”