Afloat Ireland: Minister Noonan Launches Waterways Ireland Historical & Cultural Digital Archive

Afloat Ireland: Minister Noonan Launches Waterways Ireland Historical & Cultural Digital Archive. “For the first time visitors will be able to search the free online catalogue and view some of the collections held in the Waterways Ireland Archive. The backbone of the archive is the Engineering Collection which is now available online. It contains the original drawings tracing the development of the waterways from their conception in the eighteenth century through to their construction and their ongoing maintenance during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Included are engineer’s plans for locks, sluices, bridges and harbours, all providing a fascinating insight into our waterway heritage.”

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