Survey Data

Reg No

15402731


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Harbour/dock/port


In Use As

Harbour/dock/port


Date

1800 - 1810


Coordinates

257993, 249881


Date Recorded

27/10/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Canal harbour, built c.1805, having dressed limestone quay walls and a number of cast-iron mooring bollards to the south bank. Canal bridge (15402728) located to the west end and a modern slipway to the south side. Located to the south of Killucan.

Appraisal

A typically well-built canal harbour, which is a valuable part of the architectural heritage of Westmeath and the industrial heritage of Ireland. The quay walls are robustly built in fine stone masonry, which is testament to the long term ambitions of the Royal Canal Company at the start of the nineteenth century. The use of locally sourced material gives it a distinctive visual appeal and helps to integrate this feature into the local landscape. This harbour is now a picturesque local amenity and caters for the canal tourist trade.