Longford Blueway festival will be held on the 24th-26th April. Please check out the images attached for details. This will be a fantastic event, run in a beautiful stretch of the country.

Friday, 24th April 2015

Official launch of the waterway by Minister Ring. This will consist of canoeing/kayaking paddlers and stand up paddlers meeting the Minister’s boat at John Burke’s Lock and escorting it into Clondra Harbour. If you are interested in assisting/being a part of the launch paddle, please complete this short registration on https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/blueways-camlin-loop-launch-longford-tickets-16576993233 ASAP. We’re mindful it’s a weekday but we would very much appreciate your support where at all possible.


Saturday, 25th April 2015

Elves and the Shoemakers Shows at the Backstage Theatre

Youth Parade from Market Square to Backstage Theatre

Royal Canal Marathon

Walk from Killashee to Clondra

Music in the Marquee


Sunday, 26th April 2015

10km Family Canal Cycle – bring your own bike

Try-a-Kayak – delivered by Outdoor Discovery supported by local groups

Stand Up Paddle Boarding – delivered by Leitrim Surf Co.

Scuba Skills Demonstration – Longford Scuba Divers

Canoe Polo – Canoe Polo Ireland

Aerial Display – Fidget Feet

Music in the Marquee


Timing and resources have not allowed for a larger event along the whole 10km Blueway Trail at this time, but a commitment has been made that a single dedicated event along the full 10km Camlin Loop will be held over a weekend day in the Summer. We would hope to have your continued and valuable support in the build up to this event. A date will be circulated shortly.

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