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National Heritage Week English White on Pink

Fascinating walk and talk about Galway's 1000 year history of canal building and milling

16 August, 11am - 1pm

Philip James

  • The court yard at Granary Suites office block and apartments
  • 58 Dominick St Lower
  • R91 EF9K
  • Co. Galway – City

This event is an opportunity to learn about Galway City's 1000-year history of canal building, milling, and water-powered businesses. This guided walk will traverse along the canals running through the city where several locations will be pointed out at which the remains of mill wheel installations can still be seen. Locations will be visited where watermills or turbines are still in place. Prominent water-powered businesses from the 19th century will be described such as the Galway Electric Company, the Persse Distillery, the Madeira Brewery, and a number of woolen mills. The connection between the Perry family and these businesses as well as the Persse family and Lady Gregory of the Celtic Revival will be explored.

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