M2924 : Eglinton Canal Basin

taken 2 years ago, near to Gaillimh, Claddagh, Salt Hill, Shancroagh and Terryland, Galway, Ireland

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Eglinton Canal Basin
Eglinton Canal Basin
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Eglinton Canal :: M2925

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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M2924, 178 images   (more nearby search)
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Saturday, 12 October, 2019   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 18 November, 2020
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Canals 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 296 247 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.1420N 9:3.3261W
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Irish: geotagged! M 295 248
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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