Hello! You’re very welcome to the Grand Canal website.
This website is intended to act as a first port of call for anyone and everyone with an interest in The Grand Canal as it runs through Dublin.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this website, you might wish to look at our “Other Canal Sites” section which lists a whole range of websites which may be of use to anyone with an interest in The Grand Canal.
The Grand Canal has so much to offer………You can walk, run, cycle or canoe it. You can dine aboard a working barge as it navigates through canal locks or treat yourself to a picnic from Thursday and Friday canal bank food markets.
History lovers will enjoy the “Lets Walk and Talk” groups which offer free weekly walking tours along the Grand Canal while noone could be immune to the colourful drama provided daily by the ducks, moorhens and swans who make their home here.
For more information about who created and runs this website, please see below:
Background to this Grand Canal Website
This website is created and maintained by a Grand Canal working group comprising members of Dublin City Council, Waterways Ireland. some voluntary groups and some local businesses.
Grand Canal Working Group
In January 2010, a report called “Dublin City Canals” was published by Scott Wilson.
This report had been jointly commissioned by Dublin City Council and Waterways Ireland, with a view to generating a plan for the overall investment in and development of The Grand and Royal Canals within Dublin City. ,
This report reccommended that two multi agency working groups be set up: One group to deal with the Grand Canal and one group to deal with the Royal canal.
The Grand Canal working group, for example, is composed of members from Dublin City Council, Waterways Ireland, the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, the floating barge restaurant “La Peniche” and a local community Clean Up group.
The purpose of this working group is to ensure that The Grand Canal is maintained to the highest possible standard and that it offers the maximum amenity values to everyone who uses it. This group consists of:
Bruce Phillips – Chairperson, Assistant Area Manager with Dublin City Council
Brian Kirk – Senior official Dublin City Council
Sid Daly – Official Dublin City Council
Derek Farrell – Community and Social Development Officer with Dublin City Council
Mick Kinahan – Inland Waterways Association of Ireland
Derek Higgins – Engineer with Waterways Ireland
Sam Corbett – Irish Ship and Barge Fabrication
Micheal O Cionna – Liffey River Cruises
John O’Neill - Operator of the Cadhla Barge
Joan Wadsworth – Friends of the Grand Canal
Megan Willows-Munro – Member of Boating Community
Allegra Lawlor – Ballyfermot Youth Services
Eric Conroy – Dolphin’s Barn Environmental Group
Would you like to contact the Grand Canal Working Group?
If you would like to contact the Grand Canal Working Group, please contact Simon Daly at Dublin City Council. e-mail: email@example.com