Grand Canal Passage Boats
The Court of Directors will receive Proposals for drawing Two Small Light Passage Boats daily on the stages between
Ballycommon and Kilbeggan
for the terms, and at the Rates of Travelling which, with all other particulars, will be fully explained on reference to A Bagot Esq, Inspector of Passage Boats, Portobello.
Sealed Proposals, according to forms to be furnished by the Inspector, to be delivered at the Secretary’s Office, on or before the 30th instant.
By Order, John M’Mullen, Sec, Grand Canal House, William-street,
9th January 1841
Dublin Evening Post 12 January 1841
Posted in Canals, Forgotten navigations, Historical matters, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Operations, Passenger traffic, Waterways management
Tagged Ballycommon, Grand Canal, Kilbeggan, passage-boats
Odlum’s Bridge, Kilbeggan Branch of the Grand Canal, 19 February 2011
I should point out that I am unable to change the speed of transitions on the slide show, which considerably underrepresents the speed of the slashing. Even clicking the forward arrow as fast as possible doesn’t do it justice.
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Forgotten navigations, Industrial heritage, Irish waterways general, Restoration and rebuilding
Tagged Ballycommon, Boyne, bridge, canal, Grand Canal, Ireland, IWAI, Kilbeggan, lost, Operations, waterways