Arguably, The Royal Canal's greatest claim to fame (or perhaps infamy!) is it's part in the song 'The Auld Triangle', as part of Brendan Behan's play 'The Quare Fellow' - the song itself was written by Dominic Behan, Brendan's Brother. The 'New Triangle' in the map above has nothing to do with prisons, but completing it in one excursion it is a satisfying challenge! This map is available in printed form from the IWAI website.
This is NOT an extensive guide to the Royal Canal. If you intend travelling on the canal, we recommend picking up a copy of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) 'Guide to the Royal Canal', which contains a wealth of information about the Canal and it's Environment. Click here to order a copy online directly from the IWAI. It's a beautiful publication and a bargain at only €10.00! While you're on iwai.ie, you do do worse than to add a copy of 'Ireland's Royal Canal 1789-2009' by Ruth Delany & Ian Bath, which is a lavish exploration of the Canal from it's inception through to the 21st Century, including the History of the RCAG itself.