Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1795 - 1800
Single-arch limestone canal bridge, built 1796, carrying the Daingean Tyrrellpass road over the Grand Canal. Semi-elliptical arch is set skew to the canal. Random rubble limestone walls with dressed stone string course, voussoirs, parapets and abutment quoins. String course cross parapets and piers. Tooled limestone voussoirs to segmental arch-ring. Stone plaques to both parapets reads: 'Molesworth Bridge 1796'.
This bridge forms part of a group of canal structures along with the quay and canal store located to the east. The combination of building technology and subtle decoration make for an architecturally significant structure. Still in use the bridge and new quay are an aesthetically pleasing aspect within the town of Daingean. It is the widest of the original masonry canal bridges and the only skew arch bridge in Offaly.