Stretching from Dublin through the Midlands and west to the Shannon, the Grand Canal is a stunning feat of eighteenth century engineering. Step back in time to discover quirky humpbacked bridges and ivy-covered warehouses, in a landscape far removed from modern pressures, as well as elegent bridges and the wildflowers and animals that live there.
Stretching from Dublin right through the Midlands and west to the mighty Shannon, the Grand Canal was a stunning feat of engineering in the eighteenth century, vital for Ireland’s trade and industry.
Over two centuries later, the canal has a new life as a walking and cycling trail. Visitors can step back in time, enjoying the peace and quiet of yesteryear while discovering quirky humpbacked bridges and ivy-covered warehouses, in a landscape far removed from modern pressures.
Jo Kerrigan examines the history, life and lore of the waterway over the centuries, while master photographer Richard Mills offers gorgeous images of its elegant locks and bridges, and the wildflowers, animals and birds found along its leafy banks.
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Richard Mills, born in Provence, moved to West Cork at the age of 16. Since then he has combined the career of press photographer with The Irish Examiner and Evening Echo, with that of keen wildlife photographer, garnering many national and international awards and seeing his images published across the world. He has also been the subject of a TV programme by the wildlife film maker, Eamon de Buitlear.
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