Running in Dublin

Grand Canal Towpath

The Grand Canal path runs for 80 miles from the Grand Canal Basin to Shannon Harbor. You can run anywhere along the canal. Some sections have a dedicated path and the surface can vary. But it’s pleasant and run-able about anywhere. Connecting the southernmost parts of Dublin to the River Shannon, this path spans many miles, with plenty of spots for a jaunt along the quiet canal.

We’ve mapped out a 5.5 mile route from Grand Canal Docklands to the M50.

Essentials
  • ~5.5 miles one-way from Grand Canal Docklands to the M50. Entire path is 80 miles
  • 153 feet
  • Grand Canal Docklands