Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Taking the dog up the Bank (Canal Restoration)
If you intend to walk up the canal with sandy as your destination (above Plassey / UL) then you will have to negotiate three major construction sites along the way. The rejuvenation of the canal itself has been dragging on for some time. The Limerick Main Sewage work is finished on the canal and a small stretch between the old Guinness (barge) warehouse and to where the canal meets the Abbey river (Lock Quay) has been re-cobbled. Further up at Maddenâ€™s bridge there is also a small re-cobbled amenity area. The canal waterway itself is cleared of all schrubs and trees and itâ€™s earthen banks beyond the Richmond rugby club have been strengthened (alas in a crude crooked line). The canal is still temporary blocked by a dam at where it meets the river Shannon. The Limerick-Ennis railway line bridge has also been modernized. I hope that the city council has zoned all lands beyond the railway bridge as amenity only (i.e. Green!). The canal bank is closed on the right handside between the old Guinness (barge) warehouse and Maddenâ€™s bridge. A new bridge with a link road is well under construction and will link Corbally (Groove Island) with the Dublin road (Musgraves C&C). Will have to wait another year to see as to how the canal will come along.
Image #1 Taken at the entrance to the canal at Lock Quay (Abbey Bridge)
Image #2 Taken near the old Guinness (barge) warehouse facing back to Lock Quay.
Image #3 Crane with the Groove Island complex in the background.