Tag Archives: Thomas Omer

Lagan Navigation: Ballyskeagh High Bridge

A brief account here, with some photographs and some thoughts on the design of the locks of the Lagan Navigation.

Thomas Omer in Athlone

Here is a new page showing the route of the old canal in Athlone, which was used before the Shannon Commissioners built the new lock, weir and bridge in the 1840s. The canal is easily accessible along most of its route, although some explanatory signs might be useful to call attention to notable features.