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The last boat to use the canal

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On March 8, 1848, work was started on the Eglinton Canal. The Harbour Commissioners had been anxious to develop the New Dock. There were about 300 boats in the Claddagh and the amount of seaweed landed for manure in the spring of 1845 was 5,000 boat loads, averaging three tons each. The seaweed factory had been moved up to ‘The Iodine’, so the work on the canal was vital. It would allow boats to go from the Claddagh Basin up to the lake, boats from Cong and Maam to get to the sea, and improve the mill-power on the Galway River.

The Claddagh Basin

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The actual cutting of what we now know as The Eglinton Canal began in March 1848. It provided much needed work during the Famine. It began at the Corrib Club and entered the sea near the Claddagh Church. The filling they dug out was used to fill terraces in UCG (which was also being built at the time) and to fill in the causeway behind Claddagh Quay. The Claddagh Basin and the Claddagh Quays were constructed to cater for the 300 boats which were operating out of the Claddagh at the time.

A fantasy of romantic days of yore

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It must have been an extraordinary sight in the 1860s to see Kylemore castle rise from a bog in the heart of Connemara’s Twelve Pins, barely a decade following the devastation of the Great Famine. More than 100 men were employed, at a handsome wage of seven to 10 shillings a week, turning rough, soggy land, only good for shooting wild fowl and for fishing in its nearby lakes, into a magnificent building. Today it stands more like a palace than a castle, and is still a show-stopper on the Letterfrack road.

Sixty two lots go under the hammer this week with local, national, and global interest in O’Donnellan & Joyce property auction

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Over the last six weeks, sales agents and marketers in O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers have been busy compiling information and generating adverts for the 62 lots that they will offer for sale by means of live public auction tomorrow at 12 noon in the Harbour Hotel, Galway.

O’Donnellan & Joyce launches online bidding platform ahead of September auction

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O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers will offer more than 60 lots at its live public auction on Friday September 27 at 12 noon in the Harbour Hotel in Galway. With enormous interest in the highly varied catalogue of open viewings taking place weekly, the popular auction house is looking forward to welcoming national and international bidders to the live auction through its new online auction platform.

O’Donnellan & Joyce September auction catalogue worth more than €9.5 million

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More than 60 lots with a combined value of more than €9.5m will be auctioned by O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers at its live public auction on Friday September 27 at 12 noon in the Harbour Hotel in Galway city.

Reconstruction of the Galway Fishery

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Based on the McMahon Report, a survey involving the engineers of the Commissioners of Public Works in consultation with local businessmen and anglers, works were undertaken to improve drainage, to facilitate navigation, and to provide waterpower to the many mills in Galway. Waterpower was the bedrock on which the industry of Galway city was based, and by the mid-19th century there were some 30 mills in the city with associated headraces and tailraces which resulted in an intricate network of small waterways, which greatly added to the charm of Galway.

Nationwide value on offer at O’Donnellan & Joyce September auction

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O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, Ireland’s largest independent auction house, has launched a large and varied catalogue for its next public auction on Friday September 27, with more than 60 properties to be offered on the day in the Harbour Hotel, Galway. The auction will start with residential and commercial properties at 12 noon and registration opening at 11am. The full catalogue can be viewed on www.odonnjoyce.com.

O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers launches September auction catalogue today

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Following its recent successful auction in July, O’Donnellan & Joyce is back with its fifth property auction for 2019 with a number of great properties going under the hammer on Friday, September 27, in the Harbour Hotel in Galway.

Lunch is ready in Galway’s favourite Gastropub

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One of the most successful refurbishments of the many we have seen in recent years here in Galway is undoubtedly that of John Keoghs, The Lock Keeper on Upper Dominick Street. This pub and restaurant opened in Galway’s West End in spring 2016, developed by Matt Hall, a Galway resident, as a sister venue to MacBride’s Bar in Westport, Co Mayo. The pub and restaurant take its name from a real character called John Keogh who really was the lock keeper of the adjacent Parkaveara canal lock on the Eglinton Canal in the middle to late 19th century.

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