Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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According to the project PDF and the map below, there are plans for a canal basin with berthing facilities between park bridge and the railway overbridge. The canal does appear to be a good deal wider between park bridge and its entrance to the Shannon so presumably it would be possible to make this section navigable. However there are a number of constraints on the remaining section so its highly unlikely that it will ever be fully navigable as far as the Abbey river.
A large site on the south side of the canal, bisected by the new Corbally link road is likely to come up for redevelopment shortly. Pre-planning discussions have apparently taken place and the plans are for a high density mixed use development. The development of a residential element along the canal could only improve the viability of the project and would hopefully lead to increased use of the amenity.
What is the current status of the Richmond rfc grounds? I know they had some problems over the last couple of years, are they still using the pitch along the canal bank?