In order to accommodate Ladies and Gentlemen who travel in the Grand Canal Passage Boats, there are established two elegant Coaches to convey passengers to and from their respective houses in Dublin to and from the Grand Canal Harbour, near St James’s-street.
The Coaches will set out from Goulding’s-lane, Anne-street, (South) at four and seven o’clock every morning, on and after Saturday the 16th of April next, and will call at the houses of such Ladies and Gentlemen as have previously taken and paid for their places at Mr Harrison’s Office, No 32, Dawson-street, which will be open from nine o’clock in the morning till eight at night for that purpose. Fare forfeited if the Coach is detained more than five minutes at any one house.
The Coaches will attend every day at the arrival of the Naas and Monasterevan Passage-boats, to convey the Passengers to their respective houses in Dublin.
Those who take places in the Coach will be secure of a passage in the Boats: — no large parcel can be admitted into the coach, it is therefore recommended to such as may have parcels to send them to the Grand Canal Harbour the evening before the boat sails.
From any part of the town to the Grand Canal Harbour.
1s 7½d for one passenger, from one house.
2s 8½d for two ditto
3s 3d for three ditto, and
1s 1d for any other passenger from said house.
Three Men Servants may be accommodated with places behind the coach, for which Half Fair will be required, proportioned as above.
A Guard attends the early coaches throughout the year.
The Passengers are requested to communicate to the Director of the Grand Canal the misconduct of any person or persons entrusted with the management of this department.
Dublin Evening Post 29 March 1796
Posted in Ashore, Canals, Economic activities, Extant waterways, Historical matters, Ireland, Operations, Passenger traffic, Roads, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged coach, Dublin, Grand Canal, Ireland, James's Streeet Harbour, Monasterevan, Naas, passage boat, passenger
Read about them here.
That’s not the Irish Grand Canal: it’s the one in Venice, the Monasterevan of the south.
There is a list of Santiago Calatrava’s bridges here, but information about his Irish bridges is lacking. Perhaps someone could send info about the James Joyce bridge and the Samuel Beckett bridge to The Full Calatrava.
Another iconic Calatrava achievement is described here [h/t Don Quijones].
Nothing in this post is intended to be insulting or degrading.
PS here’s a piece about another bridge being built in Foreign Parts, using a floating crane that even Bindon Blood Stoney might have been proud of.
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Foreign parts, Industrial heritage, Ireland, People, Sea, Sources, waterways
Tagged Barrow Line, Bindon Blood Stoney, bridge, Calatrava, Dublin, floating crane, Grand Canal, Ireland, Liffey, Monasterevan, waterways
… shall not drive me back, but something has driven boats from the Bell Harbour in Monasterevan, which I can’t recall seeing so empty: just one cruiser and one WI workboat.
Cruiser at the Bell Harbour
WI workboat at the Bell Harbour
Actually, I’m not sure whether it is a WI workboat: I can’t see any logos or other ID on it.
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Operations, Restoration and rebuilding, Water sports activities, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged Barrow, Barrow Line, Bell Harbour, boats, canal, Grand Canal, Kildare, Monasterevan, Operations, vessels, waterways, Waterways Ireland, workboat
The Barrow at Monasterevan (or -in)
Wouldn’t it be better if the Council ordered weak currents instead?
Posted in Ashore, Extant waterways, Operations, Tourism, Water sports activities, Waterways management
Tagged bank, Barrow, county council, current, flow, Kildare, lifering, Monasterevan, Monasterevin, river, water level
Here is a very long page showing working boats that are not operated by Waterways Ireland. They include hotel boats, restaurant boats, trip boats, rescue boats, police boats and sand barges.
Posted in Extant waterways, Irish inland waterways vessels, Irish waterways general, Operations
Tagged barge, Barrow, Blackwater, boats, canal, cattle ferry, community barge, Devenish, dredger, DUKW, Enniskillen, Erne, ESB, Garda, Grand Canal, Guinness, hare krishna, hotel boat, Ireland, Ireland waterways rockville, Killaloe, Lagan, Limerick, Lough Neagh, Monasterevan, Nore, Operations, PSNI, rescue, restaurant boat, RNLI, sand, Shannon, Shannon–Erne Waterway, Suir, theatre barge, trip boat, vessels, waterways, workboat