Annabeg, Annaghbeg, Plassy or Plassey Lock on the Limerick Navigation (OSI 6″ ~1840)
Last Sunday a young man of the name of Kenny, bathing in one of the locks of the Canal, near Annabeg, was unfortunately drowned; the sluices of the gates happened to be open, through which the poor lad was drawn from the great suction, and his head very much shattered.
Saunders’s News-Letter 30 July 1803
Posted in Built heritage, Canals, Engineering and construction, Forgotten navigations, Historical matters, Ireland, Operations, Safety, Shannon, waterways
Tagged Annabeg, Annaghbeg, Limerick Navigation, lock, Plassey, Plassy, Shannon
On my old photographic website I had a page of photos of an abandoned barge at Plassey, on the River Shannon. I have now moved those photos to here and added some text.
I am hoping that someone expert in old iron barges might be able to make a guess at the age, and perhaps even the origin, of the barge. I will, in the meantime, be trying to pin down the date of its abandonment.
Posted in Ashore, Economic activities, Extant waterways, Forgotten navigations, Industrial heritage, Irish inland waterways vessels, Irish waterways general, Operations, Sources, Steamers
Tagged Annabeg, Annaghbed, boats, bridge, canal, Clare, docks, ferry, floods, Gilloge, Gillogue, Gully, Hannan, Ireland, John Laird, Killaloe, Limerick, lock, lost, Montpelier, O'Briensbridge, Operations, Plassey, quarry, Rainsford, Shannon, Sheehy, stone, University of Limerick, vessels, waterways