On October 12th, the Dublin City North Volunteer Centre is planning the Royal Canal Day, as a vibrant, fun, family friendly day along the banks of the canal.
It will include a large scale cleaning of the area coupled with activities and events related to the canal and its history, such as a family friendly walk with botanist Declan Doogue, a Pat Liddy Walking Tour and a social cycle.
Since May, the centre has been facilitating monthly clean-ups on short sections of the Royal Canal. Each month we have had over 30 volunteers, and at its August clean-up, over 40 volunteers removed over 300kg of rubbish from the canal and towpath in only 2 hours.
its goal for the Royal Canal Day is to have clean up teams clearing litter all along the Royal Canal, from Dublin’s city centre all the way out to Blanchardstown – a distance of 10km!