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Royal Canal - last stages of restoration.

Richmond Harbour to Lock No 44 pictures taken 17/07/07. Lock 43 to Abbeyshrule pictures taken 07/08/07. Other pictures, date as stated.

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The bottom lock of the Royal Canal, No 46, leads up to Richmond Harbour, just off the Camlin River / Clondara Canal. 2006.

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Looking down at the Camlin River from Lock No 46. Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006.

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Lock No 46. Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006.

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Lock No 46. Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006.

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Dry Dock, before the Heath and Safety barriers. Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006.

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Dry Dock. Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006.

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Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006. 2006.

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GCC 45 M Barge. Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006.

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GCC 45 M Barge. Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006.

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Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006.

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Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal. 2006.

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Richmond Harbour and Richmond Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Looking up from Richmond Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Looking down from Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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Re-build of one side of Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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Re-build of one side of Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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Top cill Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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New bottom gates already installed at Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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Re-build of one side of Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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Re-build of one side of Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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Re-build of one side of Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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Re-build of one side of Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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Re-build of one side of Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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Re-build of one side of Lock No 45. Royal Canal.

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New top gates. Lock No 45. Royal Canal.


Lock No 45 restored. Royal Canal. July 2008.


Looking above Lock No 45 Royal Canal. July 2008.


Lock No 45 restored. Royal Canal. July 2008.


Lock No 45 restored. Royal Canal. July 2008.


Lock No 45 restored. Royal Canal. July 2008.

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Machinery Bridge and Bord Na Mona railway lift bridge. Royal Canal.

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Looking down at Lock No45 from the Machinery Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Bord Na Mona railway lift bridge. Royal Canal.

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Bord Na Mona railway lift bridge. Already damaged by a train derailment. Royal Canal.

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Bord Na Mona railway lift bridge and Machinery Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The old Begnagh Bridge, new vertical lift bridge beyond. Royal Canal.

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The old Begnagh Bridge, new vertical lift bridge beyond. Royal Canal.

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Looking back down from the old Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The old Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.


Looking up from the new Begnagh lift Bridge. Royal Canal. July 2008.

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The new vertical lift Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The new vertical lift Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.


Begnagh lift Bridge. Royal Canal. July 2008.

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Auto sensor for the new vertical lift Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The new vertical lift Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.


Begnagh lift Bridge. All powered up and ready to go. Royal Canal. July 2008.

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The new vertical lift Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The new vertical lift Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.

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A somewhat tight approach to the new vertical lift Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Looking back down at the new vertical lift Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.


Begnagh lift Bridge control block house. Royal Canal. July 2008.


Begnagh lift Bridge. Royal Canal. July 2008.

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Looking back down at the new vertical lift Begnagh Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Royal Canal.

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Royal Canal.

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Royal Canal.

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Ballydrum Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Ballydrum Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Savage Bridge and Lock No 44. Royal Canal.

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Savage Bridge and Lock No 44. Royal Canal.


Lock No 44. Royal Canal. July 2008.

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Lock No 44 and the restored lock cottage. Royal Canal.

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Savage Bridge and Lock No 44. Royal Canal.


Looking down from Lock No 44. Royal Canal. July 2008.

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Lock No 44. Royal Canal.

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Lock No 44. Royal Canal.

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Lock No 44. Royal Canal.

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The short problem pound between  Lock No 44 and 43. Royal Canal.

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Looking down from Lock No 43. Royal Canal.

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Lock No 43. Royal Canal.

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Aghnaskea Bridge and Lock No 43. Royal Canal.


Lock No 43. Royal Canal. July 2008.

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The road dropped by Lyneen Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The old and new Lyneen Bridges. Royal Canal.

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The road dropped by Lyneen Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The road dropped by the old Lyneen Bridge, replaced by the new bridge. Royal Canal.

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Looking down from Lyneen Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The road dropped by Lyneen Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The new Lyneen Bridge August 2009. Royal Canal.

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The new Lyneen Bridge August 2009. Royal Canal.

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The road dropped by Lyneen Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The new Lyneen Bridge August 2009. Royal Canal.

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Looking above Lyneen Bridge August 2009. Royal Canal.

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The new Lyneen Bridge August 2009. Royal Canal.

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The new Lyneen Bridge August 2009. Royal Canal.

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The new Lyneen Bridge August 2009. Royal Canal.

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The old, bypassed Lyneen Bridge August 2009. Royal Canal.

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The new Lyneen Bridge August 2009. Royal Canal.

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Lock No 42. Royal Canal.

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Lock No 42. Royal Canal.

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Ards Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Coolnahinch Bridge and Lock No 41. Royal Canal.

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Coolnahinch Bridge and Lock No 41. Royal Canal.

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Looking up from Lock No 41. Royal Canal.

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Mosstown Harbour, just up from Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal.


The new Island / Mosstown Bridge takes shape. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal. July 2008.


Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal. August 2008.


Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal. August 2008.


Mosstown Harbour from Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal. August 2008.

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Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The road dropped in front of Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The road dropped in front of Island / Mosstown Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Foigha Bridge and Harbour. Royal Canal.

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Foigha Bridge and Harbour. Royal Canal.

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Foigha Harbour. Royal Canal.

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Looking down from Pake / Tirlicken Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Pake / Tirlicken Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The new and old Pake / Tirlicken Bridge

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The new and old Pake / Tirlicken Bridge

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The old and new Pake / Tirlicken Bridge. Royal Canal.

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The sharp corner, hugging the valley side between Lock No 40 and Pake Bridge. Rolt waxed lyrical about this spot. Royal Canal.

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Mullawornia Bridge and Lock No 40. Royal Canal.

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Mullawornia Bridge and Lock No 40. Royal Canal.

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Mullawornia Bridge and Lock No 40. Royal Canal.

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The R392 Longford Bridge being rebuilt last year. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The R392 Longford Bridge being rebuilt last year. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The R392 Longford Bridge being rebuilt. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The R392 Longford Bridge being rebuilt. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Chaigneau Bridge and Ballybrannigan Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Chaigneau Bridge and Ballybrannigan Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Fowlard's Bridge. Royal Canal.

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Abbeyshrule. Royal Canal.

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Abbeyshrule. Royal Canal.

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Abbeyshrule. Royal Canal.

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The end of the Longford Branch. Royal Canal.

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Leixlip Louisa Bridge Station  and the bridge of the same name. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Leixlip Louisa Bridge Station. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Ryewater Aqueduct. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The bend below  the Ryewater Aqueduct. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Leixlip Confey Station. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Leixlip. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Amenity Area, downstream of Leixlip. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Amenity Area, downstream of Leixlip. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Blanchardstown visitor moorings. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Blanchardstown. Granard Bridge in the distance. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Blanchardstown. Double Lock No12. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Blanchardstown. Double Lock No12. Leisureways  Dry Dock! Royal Canal. 2006.

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Blanchardstown. Double Lock No12. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Blanchardstown. Double Lock No12. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Blanchardstown. Double Lock No12. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Ranelagh Bridge and Double Lock No12. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The M50 Aqueduct. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The M50 Aqueduct. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The M50 Aqueduct. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Talbot Bridge. The M50 Aqueduct. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Double Lock No 11. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Double Lock No 11. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Double Lock No 11. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Double Lock No 11. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Double Lock No 11. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Double Lock No 11. Royal Canal. 2006.


Dublin End - Broome Bridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Looking up from Broome Bridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Lock No 7. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Lock No 7. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Rail bridge and Lock No 7. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 6. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 6. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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Double Lock No 6. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Double Lock No 6. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Double Lock No 6. Royal Canal. 2006.


Double Lock No 6. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Looking up at Double Lock No 6, from Double Lock No 5. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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Double Lock No 5. Royal Canal. 2006.


Double Lock No 5. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 5. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 5. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Porterhouse North, just below Double Lock No 5. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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Double Lock No 5. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Looking down from Double Lock No 5. Royal Canal. 2006.


Looking up at Double Lock No 5. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 4. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Looking down at Double Lock No 3, from Double Lock No 4. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 4. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 4. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 3. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Royal Canal. March 2008.


Mort and Brendan Behan!  A rather good bit of public art by Double Lock No 2. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 2. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Looking up from Double Lock No 2. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 2. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Double Lock No 2. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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Looking down from Double Lock No 2 at Croke Park. Royal Canal. 2006.


Binns Bridge and Double Lock No 2. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Croke Park GAA Stadium. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Royal Canal. March 2008.


Croke Park GAA Stadium. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Royal Canal. March 2008.


Lock No 1. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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Lock No 1. Royal Canal. 2006.


Lock No 1. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Lock No 1. Royal Canal. March 2008.


Lock No 1. Royal Canal. March 2008.


The railway spur vertical lift bridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.


The railway spur vertical lift bridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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The railway spur vertical lift bridge. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Looking up from the Sheriff Street Drawbridge. Royal Canal. 2006.


Looking up from the Sheriff Street Drawbridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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Sheriff Street Drawbridge. Royal Canal. 2006.

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Sheriff Street Drawbridge. Royal Canal. 2006.


Sheriff Street Drawbridge. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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Spencer Dock.  Royal Canal. March 2008.

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Start of the work beside the semi-filled in Spencer Dock.  Royal Canal. 2006.

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The remains of the Sea Lock into Spencer Harbour, stanked off. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The remains of the Sea Lock into Spencer Harbour, stanked off. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The remains of the Sea Lock into Spencer Harbour, stanked off. Royal Canal. 2006.


The new Sea Lock into Spencer Harbour. Royal Canal. March 2008.


The new Sea Lock into Spencer Harbour. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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The refurbished North Wall Quay bascule bridges. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The refurbished North Wall Quay bascule bridges. Royal Canal. 2006.


The refurbished North Wall Quay bascule bridges. Royal Canal. March 2008.


The refurbished North Wall Quay bascule bridges. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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The pipe bridge at the entrance to Spencer Dock. Royal Canal. 2006.

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The pipe bridge at the entrance to Spencer Dock. Royal Canal. 2006.


The pipe bridge at the entrance to Spencer Dock in the process of being removed. Royal Canal. March 2008.


The pipe bridge at the entrance to Spencer Dock in the process of being removed. Royal Canal. March 2008.

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