Will, from the 1st of October, depart every morning from Athy at eight o’clock, and arrive at Carlow at or before eleven o’clock, and again on each day leave Carlow at two o’clock, and arrive at Athy by five o’clock in the evening. To continue at these hours until further notice – and it is intended very shortly to run a boat to Leighlin bridge.
27th Sept 1799
Saunders’s News-Letter, and Daily Advertiser 23 December 1799
From the British Newspaper Archive run by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited, in partnership with the British Library.
The passage boats were not a success, nor were the hotels at Carlow and Graiguenamanagh, and the last passage boats from Carlow to Athy ceased to operate in 1809.
V T H & D R Delany The Canals of the South of Ireland David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1966
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Canals, Extant waterways, Historical matters, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Operations, Passenger traffic, Sources, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged Athy, Barrow, Carlow, Graiguenamanagh, passage boat, passenger
THOMAS HAUGHTON and CO., (being about to withdraw from the Trade,) are ready to receive proposals to Let with a fine, or Sell the Interest in their Concern, consisting of Distillery, Water-mill, Malt-house, Corn-stores, extensive Vaults for bonding Stores, with an excellent Dwelling-house; the whole situate at Carlow, on the bank of the navigable river Barrow.
The Copper Works and Utensils having been lately erected are all in perfect order, and there being a home Sale at the door for the entire produce, renders this Concern a most eligible investment for any competent person (or Company,) with a moderate capital.
The Dublin Mercantile Advertiser, and Weekly Price Current 16 December 1833
Posted in Ashore, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Historical matters, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Non-waterway, Operations, Sources
Tagged Barrow, Carlow, distillery, whiskey
Two interesting PDF documents available on this page:
No mention of Saunderson’s Sheugh, but I suppose dredging of the River Finn is proceeding.
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Canals, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Foreign parts, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Irish waterways general, Operations, Restoration and rebuilding, Shannon, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged Bann, Barrow, boats, canal, Erne, Ireland, lock, Lough Derg, Operations, quay, Royal Canal, Shannon, Tarmonbarry, Ulster Canal, Waterways Ireland, weir, workboat
Some time ago I put up a page about the Barrow trackway [towing-path]. For some reason, the page disappeared shortly afterwards. I have now recreated it; unless or until it disappears again, it is here.
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Canals, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Operations, People, Sources, The grain trade, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged Athy, Bagenalstown, barge, Barrow, Bestfield, boats, bridge, canal, Carlow, estuary, floods, flow, graiguecullen, Grand Canal, Ireland, Jerusalem, Kildare, Laois, Leighlinbridge, lock, Operations, Queen's County, Royal Oak, Slyguff, towing-path, trackway, vessels, water level, weir