The Strabane Navigation

The Strabane Navigation

Strabane owes much of its early prosperity to the construction of a 4-mile canal from the tidal waters of the Foyle, completed in 1796. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
The Lagan Navigation, County Antrim (1763-1958)

The Lagan Navigation, County Antrim (1763-1958)

The Lagan had long seemed an intelligent trade route for the merchants of East Ulster, just as the Liffey was for Dubliners. The river carved its way through the hills to within about 6 miles of Lough Neagh. With the canal boom in motion, there were inevitably calls...
The Tyrone Navigation, aka the Coalisland Canal

The Tyrone Navigation, aka the Coalisland Canal

The story of the 7.2km navigation designed to connect the boggy coal fields of Drumglass at Coalisland, County Tyrone, to Dublin City via Lough Neagh, the Bann and the Newry Canal. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Waterways Through Time – Contents

Waterways Through Time – Contents

Season 1 Season 2 From Glacial Origins and Tuatha de Danaan Names to the Early Christians on Irish Waterways. The Vikings on Irish Waterways. Turlough O’Connor, High King of the Waterways The Normans on Irish Waterways Rise and Fall – The Maguire Kings of Fermanagh ...
The Newry Canal, 1742

The Newry Canal, 1742

Opened in 1742, the 18.5 mile Newry Canal was the first summit level canal in Britain or Ireland, a blueprint for future designs. Its purpose was to enable coal to be transported from the coalfields of County Tyrone coalfields, via Lough Neagh, to the wealthy homes of...