The Messrs Robinson of Athlone, having supported Captain Mathew, the Conservative Member for the town, last election, threats have been offered and violence used to the boatmen conveying turf to their distillery, and in consequence the establishment will henceforth burn coal in the concern, a great loss to the country people.
Clare Journal, and Ennis Advertiser 23 February 1835
Posted in Economic activities, Extant waterways, Historical matters, Irish inland waterways vessels, Operations, Shannon, The turf trade
Tagged Athlone, boatmen, bridge, coal, distillery, Mathew, Robinson, turf
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
Here is a small amount of information about Belturbet and some of its industrial heritage. The photos were taken on a brief visit in July 2011.
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Drainage, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Rail, Restoration and rebuilding, Scenery, Steamers, Tourism, Ulster Canal, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged barge, Belturbet, boats, Castle Saunderson, Cavan, distillery, Erne, flow, Ireland, Kilconny, quay, steamer, Ulster Canal, waterways, Waterways Ireland, weir