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Updates 25 June 2009

I’ve added photos to some of the boat pages. Several of the new photos were kindly supplied by Tina of Wasserrausch, to whom I am very grateful. 152 more words


A Grand Canal lock: Belmont

To complement my page about Athlone lock on the Shannon, here’s a description of Belmont lock on the Grand Canal. As always, I welcome comments, suggestions or ideas about anything I have omitted or misunderstood.


Wooden boats

I’ve moved my photos of wooden boats on Irish inland waterways from pbase.com to here, with a few extra photos added.


Steam on the Grand Canal

I have uploaded a report by Sir John MacNeill on experiments with steam boats on the Irish Grand Canal in 1851. The Grand Canal Company evidently asked him to compare two vessels; interestingly, one of them was a twin-screw boat. 23 more words


Dublin's canals

Waterways Ireland has commissioned British consultants to study the canals of Dublin and their associated docks. Dublin City Council, Failte Ireland and Dublin Docklands Development Authority are also involved. 62 more words

Extant Waterways