Heritage Week Water Day

​Sunday, 27th August 2017

Sunday 27 August, the last day of Heritage Week is Water Heritage Day.​ On this day we will be celebrating our waterways and their heritage with a series of events taking place across the waterways. Read more about them below.


Walking the Royal Canal

Saturday the 27th of August

Discover the Royal Canal and learn about this almost forgotten waterway. This guided walk will introduce you to the history of the canal and to some of the stories to be found along its banks.

This walk in the company of Peter Clarke, from the Royal Canal Amenity Group, will take you along the Dublin section of the Canal where you will discover its history, why it was built and why it took the route it did in the race to reach the River Shannon. This pleasant walk, through canal and local history will take about an hour and a half, where all you require is a good pair of walking shoes.

Meeting Point: Binn's Bridge, Dorset Street, Dublin to Broadstone

Start Time: 2:30pm

End Time: 4:00pm

This is a FREE event but booking is required. You can do so by emailing or calling 0044 (0)28 6634 6205.


A Guided Heritage and Nature Walk along the Grand Canal

Saturday the 27th of August

Join us on the Grand Canal for a guided heritage and nature trail walk. One of Ireland's greatest engineering achievements discover the history of the Grand Canal through the years. Explore the wildlife of the canal including a hands on freshwater dipping session to discover what the wild birds and fish really eat under the surface of the water.

Meeting Point: Canal side car park, Tullamore. Located at the junction between Convent Road and the Daingean Road.

Start Time: 2:00pm

End Time: 4:00pm

This is a FREE event, booking not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact for more information.


Bicentenary of the Royal Canal

Sunday the 27th of August - Heritage Week 'Water Day'

Heritage Week culminates in a dedicated 'Water Day' on the 27th. On this day the heritage boats will travel from Killashee to Richmond Harbour in Clondra to deliver a token cargo in a re-enactment of the delivery of the first commercial cargo from Dublin 200 years ago!

On this day there will be music, story telling, nature walks and a host of activities for children and adults alike to come together and celebrate their waterways heritage.

To read more about this event click here.


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