Hunt the lock

The Hunt Museum in Limerick is chiefly famous for its being accommodated in the former Custom House, which was designed by Davis Dukart [there are many variants of the spelling] who installed dry hurries on Dukart’s Canal, built in the eighteenth century to link the Drumglass coalfield to the town of Coalisland and thence to Lough Neagh, the Newry Canal and Dublin.

At the moment the Custom House has a large banner draped over it, with a picture of a canal lock on it. This is to advertise an exhibition of paintings collected by a bank. Unfortunately there is very little information about the collection on the museum’s website, so I can’t say whether the ratio of important  pics (showing canals, boats etc) to dross is high enough to make a visit worthwhile.

 

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