Royal Canal Milltown

Royal Canal Milltown

Royal Canal, MilltownAugust 2015We were pleased to get a tip off about this location as Kildare is one of the few counties where we hadn't been able to identify a swimming venue. Having said that we aren't talking about a state of the art swimming pool here. However, this location is quiet, peaceful and , most importantly, the water where we swam was fresh and clear.From where we parked at the 'Hanged Man's' pub we crossed the bridge and turned left onto the tow path. At the start the water was distinctly uninviting and clogged with thick weeds. A 15 minute walk brought us to a spot where the weeds had thinned out and we could find an easy entry point. [...]

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