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The navigation of Lough Mask

TO BE SOLD, the large well grown Woods standing on the following Lands, viz Tourmacady, Cappaghduff, Drimcoggy, Gortmuncullen, Deryviny, and Cullentragh, consisting principally of well grown Oak fit for any Use, and partly of Sally, Ash, Birch, and Alder, on the Banks of the Lake called Lough Mask, which is navigable to Cong, within a mile of Lough Corrib, a navigable River to Galway; said Woods are very convenient to and near several Iron Works in the County of Mayo, and as they are distant from each other they will be Sold separately, if required. Proposals for said Woods to be received by Sir Henry Lynch, Bart, at Castlecarra, or by Robert Lynch Blosse Esq in Tuam.

Pue’s Occurrences 10 July 1756 from the
British Newspaper Archive

From the BNA

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.