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Title: South Dublin Village Walks - Clondalkin Stop 14: Grand Canal
Authors: South Dublin Libraries - Local Studies
Keywords: South Dublin Village Walks
Grand Canal
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2013
Description: South Dublin Village Walks - Clondalkin Stop 14: Grand Canal. Construction of the Grand Canal commenced in 1756 at the 11th lock in Clondalkin. In 1779, twelve miles of the canal were officially opened to traffic. The first barge was owned by Thomas Digby Brooks and plied the route between Dublin, Clondalkin, Gollierstown and Ballyhealy. The Clondalkin stretch of the canal was the scene of a tragedy in December 1792 when eleven people drowned following the sinking of an overcrowded barge. Passenger traffic was carried until 1847 when the railway was introduced. Cargo traffic was carried until 1960 when the last barge made its final journey with a cargo of Guinness destined for Limerick.
Copyright: South Dublin Libraries - Local Studies
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South Dublin Heritage Walks Collection

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