Give Tullamore its due

In this post I quoted the Offaly Express report about the Tullamore Dew Heritasge Centre:

As part of a wider redevelopment of the area by Tullamore Town Council, visitors will approach the new Centre along a canal-side boardwalk from which they enter a reclaimed and renovated vintage barge which will house the ticket office and a presentation on the local history of the canal produced in association with Waterways Ireland.

I wondered where the barge would be tied.

It seems that some significant work is to be done, to judge by this Marine Notice from Waterways Ireland:

The Grand Canal


Tullamore Canal Corridor Project – Preliminary Notice

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that planned improvement works in the vicinity of the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre in Tullamore will require the closure of the canal from 5 November 2012 until 4 March 2013.

Masters and owners are requested to take account of this closure should they have plans to cruise beyond Tullamore during this period.

Incidentally, I’m all in favour of anything that promotes the canal and sells Irish whiskey, but are all new heritage centres going to be marketing devices and shops?


2 responses to “Give Tullamore its due

  1. Anyone know which barge they are using? “………..they enter a reclaimed and renovated vintage barge which will house the ticket office…….”

  2. Not I, but WI has a few to spare …. bjg

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