National Library archive news

This website has now been preserved for many generations to come by the National Library of Ireland as part of the National Collection.  You can access it directly at
and it will also be made accessible through the NLI's catalogue.

We, Brian's family, intend to keep the Irishwaterwayshistory domain for the foreseeable future, but Brian's work is now futureproofed.

We are working hard on the publication of Brian's book and intend to have it ready for a celebration of his life in the autumn.  In the meantime, stay safe.


9 responses to “National Library archive news

  1. Delighted to get this news, and what a wonderful resource!

    Kind regards,

    D e n i s B a k e r.

    Chair: IWAI Royal Canal

  2. Excellent news and kudos to Anne and family for arranging this.

  3. That’s lovely. Best of luck with the book, and best wishes to you all.

  4. That’s great news. He was always so interesting and willing to listen to new information on the rivers and canals, big and small. The book will be a fitting tribute to him. Thanks Anne.

  5. Thank you so much

  6. Thank you for this, Anne – that’s great. I HOPE I can get there for the celebration (and back again too, of course)🤞🏻.

  7. Indeed, this is excellent news, and a fitting memorial to one part of Brian’s life. There’s much on the site that someone, sometime, could try to follow up. Inspiring! I’m looking forward to the publication.

  8. This is marvellous that Brian’s life’s work on the website will be preserved for posterity. A truly generous gesture and a fabulous resource for years to come. Liam Kenny, Naas

  9. Once again referring to Brian’s work. Many thanks for preserving this fabulous resource.

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