M2925 : Galway - River Corrib Walk

taken 10 years ago, near to Gaillimh, Claddagh, Salt Hill, Shancroagh and Terryland, Galway, Ireland

Galway - River Corrib Walk
Galway - River Corrib Walk
Galway is also known as Baile na Struthan (Town of Streams), as a major portion of the River Corrib experiences a significant drop in elevation at the Salmon Weir, but smaller portions are channelled away above the Salmon Weir in various directions. To the east, one smaller portion is channelled through one or more small canal(s) along the east of the River Corrib and the River Corrib Walk, whereby that portion undergoes a series of elevation drops via small dams. To the southwest, a larger portion of the River Corrib is channelled into the Eglington Canal and around three islands (St Nicholas Cathedral, Nun's Island, and an island southwest of Nun's Island) that experience different elevation drops via two or more dams. Eventually, seven streams converge back together near O'Briens Bridge and Wolfe Tone Bridge. This is best seen on the free Galway City Tourist Map available at a Tourist Office near Eyre Square. I find this most interesting and have done the Corrib River Walk each time I've visited Galway. There is also a Canal Walk that I haven't done yet. The buildings shown are located along the west bank of the River Corrib between O'Brien's Bridge and Wolfe Tone Bridge. The view is from Jury's Inn area.
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 295 250 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.2601N 9:3.3830W
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Irish: geotagged! M 296 249
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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