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Boyne Navigation, Slane, County Meath
14315065
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Reg. No.14315065
Date1755 - 1770
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSLANECASTLE DEMESNE
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates295459, 274185
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usecanal (section of)
 
Description
Section of the Lower Boyne Canal, built c.1760, now disused. Ashlar limestone canal walls and an ashlar limestone lock. Single-arch masonry road bridge with cut stone voussoirs and random rubble walls to site.

Appraisal

The Boyne Navigation between Navan and Drogheda was partly funded and supported by William Burton Conyngham of Slane Castle. The Lower Boyne Canal from Drogheda to Slane was constructed between 1759 and 1789 by the Commissioners of the Inland Navigation under the supervision of Thomas Omer at a cost of seventy five thousand pounds. The ashlar masonry utilised in the construction of the bridge and channel was clearly executed by skilled craftsmen.
 
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