Joe Burke tells us that the swallows have arrived and he saw six on Tuesday 30th March. Joe attended the AGM of the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland last Saturday.The group met for coffee in The Fort Restaurant and had their AGM. Afterwards they visited The Dalton Center at the power plant and had lunch at The Fort.
After lunch the party went out onto the rooftop to view the military aspects.
The bridge was built in 1757. There were two different form of lockgates and a lockkeeper's house(now tourist center) designed by Thomas Omer who designed the canal system.
the party were able to see the river dredging downstream of the bridge and the Cut at Borranagh Point. Also visible was the Earthworks to mask cannon on Lambs Island and in the field below the jetty where the Magazine Houses were. Pity they did not visit these houses as they are crying out for care. They are located about sifty metres from the ruins of Raghera Castle.