The Eglinton Canal in Galway

This short canal, less than a mile long, connected Lough Corrib to the sea at Galway. It had two locks, including a sea lock, five swivelling bridges and a substantial canal basin. It was abandoned in 1954 when the swivelling bridges were replaced by fixed bridges. The last vessel down the canal was the Amo II, a 90′ motor yacht sold by the Guinness trustees to a Galway hotelier. Here is a brief account.

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