Bellaghy Historical Society – May 2013

MAY, Tuesday 14th, 2013.
Brian Cassell-Canals of Ulster
B. Cassell is of Craigavon Historical Society and is chairman of Inland Waterways of
1742-Newry Canal, first canal of Europe; revamped 1801.
Lagan Canal: L.Neagh to Belfast.
Newry Canal: L. Neagh to Newry.
Ulster Canal: L.Neagh to L.Erne.
Coalisland Canal: Blackwater to Coalisland.
Strabane Canal: Foyle to Strabane.
Today, Lower Bann & Erne only canals open in Ulster.
B. Cassell showed plenty of photographs of the canal system, locks, bridges,tow
paths,lock-keepers, their houses, bothies. He spoke of records that were kept of the
barges & their cargo that used the canals.

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