Clondra is a beautiful village located where the Royal Canal from Dublin flows into the River Shannon. On October 1st 2010, following extensive restoration, the Royal Canal was re-opened for navigation at Clondra.
Richmond Harbour is one of the most imposing cut stone harbours along Irish waterways today. It is now in full use again and is bustling with life and activity. Not too far from the harbour is the impressive Old Corn Mill, which was an important employer in the area for over two hundred years. The Old Flax Mill, which is the four-storey building next to the harbour, is now The Richmond Inn and it is the most popular spot in Clondra. It is a family-owned restaurant and bar and Des and Frances (the owners) are very happy to offer advice to all tourists visiting the town.
The ruins of a 12th century abbey, next to the current church, are thought to be built on an even earlier church, perhaps from the 8th or 9th century. These grounds and the surrounding graveyard make for an eerie visit.