County Dublin: a bleach and flour mill
To be sold or let for such term as may be agreed upon, a Plot of Ground, on the north side of the Royal Canal, adjoining the 12th Lock, containing 1 acre 1 rood [illegible] on which a considerable sum of Money has been expended in erecting a Bleach and Flour Mill, together with the waste and superfluous water at the 12th Lock on the Royal Canal, which gives an inexhaustible supply of water in the dryest season to the Mill, which, in every respect, is well circumstanced for a Manufactory or Flour Mill.
These Concerns lie immediately adjoining the Canal Bridge, on the new road leading to Blanchers-town [sic] at the 12th Lock, about three miles from the City of Dublin.
There is a person on the premises who will show them, and proposals in writing will be received by Henry Cosgrave, Esq, No 64, Eccles street.
Dublin Mercantile Advertiser, and Weekly Price Current 31 July 1826
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Canals, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Operations, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged 12th lock, Blanchardstown, mill, Royal Canal, water power
Maark Gleeson of Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club has kindly given me details of the Club’s recent trip along the Royal, with notes on the time taken and some useful advice, especially about the tides in Dublin.
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Tagged 12th lock, Abbeyshrule, Blanchardsstown, boats, bridge, canal, Clondra, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland, Liffey, lock gate, lock key, patroller, Poolbeg, Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal, Shannon, tide, waterways, Waterways Ireland, yacht & boat club
The Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, recreating the Club’s 1925 trip, entered the Royal Canal sea lock from the Liffey on Saturday morning, 16 April 2011; some boats have reached Abbeyshrule this evening, and they hope to reach Clondra tomorrow evening, which will be four days from the Liffey.
That’s very fast: for Blanchardstown to/from Clondra, IWAI Dublin Branch estimated 5 days X 8 hours and I estimated 6 days X 7 hours, plus another day from the Liffey to Blanchardstown (12th Lock). I understand that CYBC has been doing very long days; I’ll get details later. In the meantime, well done CYBC.
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Tagged 12th lock, Abbeyshrule, Blanchardstown, boats, canal, Clondra, Clontarf, CYBC, Ireland, Ireland canals Grand Royal, Liffey, lock, Operations, Royal Canal, sea lock, waterways, Waterways Ireland, yacht and boat club