M2925 : Eglinton Canal

taken 4 years ago, near to Gaillimh, Claddagh, Shancroagh, Terryland and Salt Hill, Galway, Ireland

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Eglinton Canal
Eglinton Canal
The Eglinton Canal was constructed between 1850 and 1852 for three purposes. The first was to connect Lough Corrib to the sea at Galway so that goods could be transported in both directions. The second was to provide a more reliable flow of water to power the many mills that were already located along the natural rivers. The third reason was to provide paid employment during the famine period. The walls of the Canal were constructed of black limestone taken from the Angliham quarry in Menlo.

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Wednesday, 1 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 March, 2020
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Irish: geotagged! M 293 255 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.5437N 9:3.6328W
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Irish: geotagged! M 293 255
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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