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Grand Canal - South Dublin County

CONTACT:   Michael Hannon ADDRESS:  c/o South Dublin County Council, Tallaght, Dublin 24
PHONE:  0035314149000 FAX: 
EMAIL:   mhannon@sdublincoco.ie  WEB:  www.southdublin.ie

 

The Grand Canal (An Chanáil Mhór) is the southernmost of a pair of canals that connect Dublin, in the east of Ireland, with the River Shannon in the west,via Tullamore and a number of other villages and towns, the two canals nearly encircling Dublin's inner city.
Its sister canal on the Northside of Dublin is the Royal Canal. The last working cargo barge passed through the Grand Canal in 1960.
In South Dublin the Grand Canal runs through the Clondalkin, Lucan and Newcastle areas.

12th Lock, The Grand Canal, Ballymackaily. Lock bridge and Lock gates c. 1770-The original 12th Lock Bridge was widened in 1930.  The Lock gates retains early timber lock gates. 
The construction of the Grand Canal begun in 1756 when it reached the River Shannon in 1805.  The canals needed Locks, Lock keepers houses and bridges. 12th Lock, The Grand Canal, Ballymackaily. : Lock Keepers Cottage c. 1765-One of four original lock houses built on this earliest section of the Grand Canal built by Thomas Omer.12th Lock, The Grand Canal, Ballymackaily.

An imposing two-storey stone-built warehouse that is a prominent landmark on the bank of the Grand Canal.  

 

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