M2925 : Eglinton Canal (abandoned branch)

taken 4 years ago, near to Salthill, Co Galway, Ireland

Eglinton Canal (abandoned branch)
Eglinton Canal (abandoned branch)
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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M2925, 468 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Saturday, 12 October, 2019   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 11 November, 2020
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 294 255 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.5230N 9:3.5334W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 294 255
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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