Update February 2013: here are links to some L & M Keating web pages on waterways-related projects:
- a pedestrian bridge over the Eglinton Canal in Galway
- dredging the Grand Canal in Dublin (see also below)
- repairing quay walls at the Grand Canal Docks in Ringsend. This was an earlier project than the one shown here.
Here are some photos of waterways projects on which I noticed L+M Keating working in 2012 and early 2013. I’ve also included, and will start with, a couple of pics from 2011. These are from the works at Killaloe, which included new moorings, a walkway and a flash lock.
The next photo shows the firm dredging the Grand Canal in Dublin; this photo is courtesy of Waterways Ireland. I think it’s the same excavator as I photographed in Limerick: it can float, then flood the pontoons around which its tracks revolve.
Keatings are working on the installation of a riverside boardwalk in Limerick. This photo was taken from the far side of the river, ino the sun alas.
Finally, Keatings seem to have been working, late last year, on both ends of the embankment that runs along the west side of the Shannon between Meelick and Portumna.
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No: that didn’t work either … and I think it was because I pressed the wrong button. Apologies. I hope it works now …. bjg
Are King John’s Castle and Rank’s Mill close enough to the water to count as waterways projects? L & M Keating are everywhere these days!
And the interesting thing is that although Louis is based in a county in which the Keating name is ubiquitous, I am told that he comes from a family with no Clare connections, which in previous generations has produced a famous politician (Justin) and a famous painter (Seán).
Ranks/Bannatynes certainly is. I saw the L+MK signs up but didn’t have my camera with me, alas. I don’t think castles qualify, though. Family note is interesting; Justin’s brother Paul was head of the Dept of Foreign Affairs, IIRC. bjg