About The Series

About Waterways - The Royal Canal

WATERWAYS, THE ROYAL CANAL - In this exciting new series of Waterways, Dick Warner returns to the inland waterways of Ireland, this time to the newly restored Royal Canal. He will be taking Rambler, an original 70ft Royal Canal Tug Barge, built in 1878, from Dublin to Lough Ree. The last time Rambler travelled the Royal Canal was 1923. On this epic journey, Dick meets both experts and ordinary people who live along the banks, learning from them about its heritage, history and wildlife.




  • Episode One - 'The Auld Triangle'

    Dublin - Aired 2nd October

    Brendan Behan, Dunsink Observatory, Glasnevin Cemetery, The m50 aqueduct and more ... read more »

  • Episode Two - 'The Deep Sinking'

    Kildare - Aired 9th of October

    Coolmine, Carton House, Crayfish & music with Jenny Wren ... read more »

  • Episode Three - 'The Long Level'

    Meath - Aired 16th of October

    Enfield, Blackwater Aqueduct, River Boyne, Hill of Down, Bingo ... read more »

  • Episode Four - 'Reaching The Summit'

    Westmeath - Aired 23rd of October

    Thomastown, Riverstown, Mullingar, Ballinea, Coolnahay ... read more »

  • Episode Five - 'Forgotten Road'

    Longford - Aired 30th of October

    Ballynacargy, Abbeyshrule, Ballybrannigan, Cloonbreany ... read more »

  • Episode Six - 'Journey's End'

    Longford - Airing 6th of November

    Corlea Trackway Center, Longford Junction, Clondara, Lough Ree & The Chang Sha ... read more »

The Journey

Learn more about each stage of the Rambler's journey along The Royal Canal. See where Dick and the crew will be stopping, plus look at a break down of the various attractions in each episode.

see the interactive map »


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The Rambler

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The Royal Canal

Wildlife & Fauna

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Wildlife & Fauna

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Wildlife & Fauna
Water Lilies

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