Tag Archives: coal

South of Moscow, north of Geneva

Here’s a new page about some canals that were never built: several proposals for canals to the Grand Canal Company’s collieries in Co Laois.

The Lombardstown to Mallow Canal

New page up, linked off the Lost Irish Waterways page.

Dry hurries on Dukart’s Canal

Dukart’s inclined planes, on the canal from Coalisland to the Drumglass colliery, are known as dry hurries. It may be that the term derives from coal-mining; I’ve published some extracts from Richard Griffin’s 1814 report on the Leinster coalfield.