J3369 : Restored canal barge, Belfast (November 2014)

taken 6 years ago, near to Balmoral, Windsor, Stranmillis and Finaghy, Northern Ireland

Restored canal barge, Belfast (November 2014)
Restored canal barge, Belfast (November 2014)
The barge at Lock no 3. All work seems to be complete but the gate remains locked. The lock was flooded today with the Lagan at a very high level.
Restored Lagan canal barge, Belfast

The following is part of a press release issued by Castlereagh Borough Council on 19 August 2014: “Historic Barge Arrives in Castlereagh A piece of local history has returned to the Lagan Canal at the Lock Keeper’s Cottage following the arrival of an original 1871 Industry Barge. The mooring of the barge is the first stage in an extensive restoration programme to restore the original Lagan Lighter entitled ‘Industry’ back to its former glory. Supported by the Lagan Rural Partnership through the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme, the project aims to increase the service provision for visitors in the area by enhancing the heritage and tourism product associated with the historic Lagan Navigation at Lock III. . . . Once refurbished, the Industry Barge will contain an exhibition focusing on the history of the Lagan Navigation and the workings on the Locks, along with a set showing the living conditions of the Lighterman and his family.” The barge is at the restored lock no3 J3369 : Lock restoration, Newforge, Belfast and J3369 : The Lagan navigation restoration (19), Lockkeeper’s Lane (Milltown Road).

The River Lagan in flood 14/15 November 2014

Prolonged rain, during November 2014 (especially on 13 November), caused many rivers and drains to overflow, leading to extensive flooding in many parts of Northern Ireland but particularly Cos Armagh and Down. In Belfast the River Lagan (which has its source in the middle of Co Down J3145 : The source of the River Lagan) had broken its banks in several places. This is a collection of photographs taken between Ballyskeagh and Newforge on 14/15 November 2014. I have included, where possible. links to photographs showing, for comparison, the area without flooding.

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Friday, 14 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 November, 2014
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Canals 
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Irish: geotagged! J 330 691 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:33.1966N 5:56.6896W
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Flooding  River  River Lagan  Canal Disused  Lagan Canal  Lock (Disused)  Barge 

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