Newry, United Kingdom

Newry Canal Towpath Tour

Newry Canal Towpath Tour

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34 tour stops

1

Point of Whitecoat

The meeting of the waters

2 min
2

Moneypenny's Lock (no. 14)

Bombs, Bees and Blacksmiths.

3 min
3

Knock Bridge

"All Aboard" for Newry

2 min
4

River Cusher Bridge

From Vitriol to Valves

2 min
5

Madden Bridge

A busy canal harbour and railway station.

2 min
6

Terryhoogan Lock (no. 13)

Look beyond the scrap to the original 1742 lock infrastructure

2 min
7

Campbell's Lock (no. 12)

Showpiece of 19th century engineering and deepest lock on the system.

4 min
8

Cusher feeder

A Viaduct and an Aquaduct

2 min
9

Scarva

Ancient Crossing and Commercial Harbour

3 min
10

Sluice Keeper's Cottage

The High Point of the Canal

3 min
11

Poyntzpass lock (no.11)

From Poyntz to points

3 min
12

McVeigh's Lock (no,10)

wooden cill, archaeological highlight

3 min
13

Camel Back Bridge

A Bridge to Nowhere

2 min
14

Waddell's Lock (no.9)

What Happens When a Wooden Cill Disintegrates.

2 min
15

Gamble's Bridge

The Bridge of Confusion.

2 min
16

Canal Wood North entrance

Woodland, Wetland and Well walk

2 min
17

Canal Wood South Entrance

Woodland, Art and Wildlife Walk

2 min
18

Murphy's Lock (no.8)

Guitar Solos at an Ancient Earthworks.

2 min
19

Jerrettspass Bridge

The longest Railway Tunnel in Ireland

2 min
20

Goragh Wood lock (no.7)

A Railway Disaster and Heritage Collapse

3 min
21

Steenson's Bridge

Geology and Granite in a Garden

2 min
22

Forsythes Lock (no.6)

A Veteran Tree and a Transition Lock

2 min
23

Carnbane Bridge

Linen Bleach Mill and Green

3 min
24

Jonathan's Lock (no,5)

Lock repairs and a vision of the future

2 min
25

Cash and Carry lock (no. 4)

Derelict original lock and environmental improvements

3 min
26

Bessbrook Feeder

The Newry Riviera and Bessbrook Mill

3 min
27

Lock 3 (Fearon's Lock)

Damolly Mill, shovels and lock restoration.

2 min
28

Lock 2 (Reilly's Lock)

All work and not much pay

2 min
29

WIN

Start of the Inland Canal

2 min
30

New Street Bridge

Newry bricks and Caribbean sugar

2 min
31

Sugar Island Bridge

Architects and Innovators

3 min
32

Needham Bridge

A bridge through time.

2 min
33

Ballybot Bridge

The butter crane explained

2 min
34

Dublin Bridge

the ship canal, gateway to the world

3 min

Overview

The Newry Canal Towpath Tour is a journey through time along the oldest summit canal in the UK and Ireland. It has been created by volunteers from the Newry & Portadown branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland to share our passion for the history and heritage of the canal and our hopes for its restoration. Each stop on the tour contains interesting snippets about the technology, social history or industrial heritage of the location. The tour can be followed in either direction or in sections. We hope you will dip into our tour on all your visits to the canal and that it will add to your enjoyment. We also hope it will increase support for restoration. This project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Itinerary 29 km / 1:31

Offline map included

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