Tag Archives: crane

The Scotch Quay crane

Here is a page about the crane on Scotch Quay, on St John’s Pill in Waterrford. I would welcome information on the age of the crane, on who made it and on how it works.

WI lifting boats

Waterways Ireland removed boats from Charlotte Quay in the Grand Canal Dock at Ringsend today.

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Being lifted

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Getting ready

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Pumps on the quay

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Ready for the slings

Thanks to Paul Quinn for the information and photos.

Preparing for winter

WI at work in Killaloe Novemebr 2012.

Old crane being painted


The Marindus weedspraying pontoon. This Marindus may be Marindus Engineering Ltd of Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford

Lough Tap railway bridge

This site has some great photos of the replacement of the railway bridge over the Shannon Navigation at Lough Tap, near Drumsna, on 31 October 2009.

Shotts wha hae …

On my page about Shannon cranes I showed part of the remains of a crane at Kilgarvan on Lough Derg (it’s a little over half way down the page). I said:

Unfortunately I can’t read the first line […].

I have since had another go, and I think that the first line says

Shotts Iron Works

There was an iron works at Shotts from 1802. The town is in North Lanarkshire, about half way between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

If, gentle reader, you can supply any information about cranes manufactured at Shotts, do please leave a Comment.