Grand Canal Packing Stable

Grand Canal Packing Stable

Saving of old Grand Canal Packing Stable It is great to see the remedial works carried out by Boormalt (formally Minch Malt) on the old Grand Canal Packing Stable in Athy, Co. Kildare. This protected structure had fallen into disrepair in recent years and many had...
Levitstown Mill

Levitstown Mill

Levitstown Mill Levitstown Mill was built in 1791. It is a seven-story building, now derelict having burnt down on the 14th of March 1942. It is seven bays wide and three bays deep. It was owned over the years buy several different families including the Haughton and...
Horse Bridge

Horse Bridge

The Horsebridge The Horsebridge in Athy was built in 1796 to allow horse drawn boats to leave the 28th lock on the Barrow-line of the Grand canal and to cross to the east back of the river Barrow and travel down the Barrow Navigation. And vice versa. Originally it had...
Tribute to John Shaughnessy RIP

Tribute to John Shaughnessy RIP

Memorial seat for John Shaughnessy RIP Last summer, the waterways and community of Athy lost a dear friend in John Shaughnessy RIP. Not only was John a great campaigner and advocate for the waterways, he was a resident boatman and angler in the hearts of so many....
About the river Barrow

About the river Barrow

Common questions about the river Barrow The following are some of the most common questions we get asked while doing our boat trips on the river Barrow. Hopefully they might be of interest or useful in some small way. Where does the Barrow rise? Where does the Barrow...