Grand Canal passage-boat

Here is an account, published in 1862, of what it was like to travel from Portobello, in Dublin, to Ballinasloe by the Grand Canal Company’s passage-boats — and of why rail travel was much to be preferred.

2 responses to “Grand Canal passage-boat


    Brian. I really enjoyed reading over this article, it made me think about the old boat ex GCC at Tullamore we discovered over the summer. Tell me how much is your book and how i might get hold of a copy for the library here. Best regards. Andrew Waldron.

  2. Thank you. From the UK, the best way is from the Railway & Canal Historical Society website at £10, post free. bjg

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