Canal & Waterway Events

Canal Barge Trips along the Grand Canal all day Saturday and Sunday from Bury Quay located just outside the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, in association with Waterways Ireland.

The Grand Canal is perhaps Tullamore's most valuable and attractive amenity. There are signs now that this is at last being realised and a great deal of money has been spent beautifying the canal banks in the urban areas, to very good effect.

The Canal barges were hugely popular last year and aging they will be making their way to Tullamore to take part in the Phoenix Festival activities.

The history of the canal has a certain magic about it rather like the history of distilling. You have to travel the canal, enjoy its calmness and serenity, observe the wizened face of a lock-keeper whose family have been in occupation for generations and ultimately reflect in disbelief that all this is man-made and not two hundred years old.

 
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Esker House - Patrick Street - Tullamore - County Offaly - Ireland - Phone: 057 9324606 - Email: info@phoenixfestival.ie