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Royal Canal walk - industrial archaeology

In January, when researching the layout of railway lines around Newcomen Bridge, I had an "oh ****" moment as everything I thought I knew about the Royal Canal in Dublin unravelled.

I have finished my research into the conundrums thrown up by this and would be happy to lead a walk along the Royal Canal towpath from the 1st Lock at Newcomen Bridge to Cross Gunns Bridge and back to O'Connell Street via the park on the bed of the old Broadstone Branch of the Royal Canal. Proposed date for the walk is Good Friday.

Total distance for the walk is 6km.

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  • mary mc c.

    Hi Ewan.

    I just want to add my thanks for an informative, interesting walk. You have set the standard high!!!
    Thanks again


    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Mark

    Cheers for doing this walk Ewan. I'll never look at the canal the same way again. And it was sunny too!

    March 30, 2013

  • Ber B.

    HI Ewan, thanks a million for organising this walk, it was very informative and well researched. Great group and the sunshine helped too.

    March 30, 2013

  • Doris B.

    That was just a perfect way to spend a Good Friday, loads of interesting info, lovely weather, nice company.
    Thanks a lot Ewan!!!

    March 29, 2013

  • Maria B.

    Ewan . brilliant afternoon really enjoyed ! Thank you so much cheers

    Maria Bren

    March 29, 2013

  • Geraldine, D.

    Very interesting day Ewan, thanks :)

    March 29, 2013

  • Stephan

    Discovered quite a few places, thanks for a pleasant afternoon!

    March 29, 2013

  • Christine

    Great day out, thanks Ewan! Lovely walk and nice to see Dublin looking its best :-)

    2 · March 29, 2013

  • Tobi

    First meetup, thoroughly enjoyed it and met some great people! Thanks :)

    March 29, 2013

  • Tony

    Very enjoyable day. thanks Ewan.

    March 29, 2013

  • Mary P.

    Great walk today. Perfect weather. Thanks Ewan ... A mindful of information. Thanks for sharing link below.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Guys. That was my first meet up with this group. Very enjoyable.

    March 29, 2013

  • Erle

    hey, just wondering, I'm at Connolly St. where is the meeting place

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it just got call into work. Enjoy the walk

    March 29, 2013

  • Tobi

    Yay! I evened out the number attending!:P

    1 · March 28, 2013

    • Tobi

      Oh no, it's uneven again. Just kidding, hope you make it some other time :)

      March 28, 2013

  • ewanduffy­ changed the location from Newcomen Bridge to Connolly Station

    February 24, 2013

  • Ze

    Could it be a different day than Good Friday?

    February 23, 2013

  • Christine

    Sounds facinating :-)

    February 21, 2013

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