There is an old canal & Lock off Lough Key that belonged to the Rockingham Estate. It was used to transport turf (peat) from the bog near Keel lake to the Rockingham Estate. Before I stumbled upon it I never realised that there was a lock chamber on the Rockingham Canal.
In addition to that there is also a small harbour at the end of the canal at what is now the Scouts Jamboree area. The lock measured 48 feet long and 14 feet wide approximately. One thing I noted was that there was no towpath beneath the super ornate bridge.
Now that would indicate that the vessels that plied this canal were not horse drawn but must have been self propelled. most likely with a diesel engine.I roughly measured the canal width beneath the bridge at fourteen feet which seems quite wide. The Grand canal that runs from the River Shannon to Dublin city for example is twelve feet wide.
This video was filmed on a Samsung S6 phone
An Eliphone P9000
And GoPro Session 4
Edited using iMovies
You can find further information on our website http://www.driftwood.tv
Follow us Twitter https://twitter.com/BlogDriftwood
And on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/driftwood_boat_blog/
Love to hear from you!
Feelin Good by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
I Found an Answer by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
‘As we go’ by the 1263rs
‘The Place Inside’ by Silent Partner
‘Walk with me’ by Silent Partner
NB The above music is included in various videos on this channel.