The people of Robertstown led by Fr PJ Murphy preserved the Grand Hotel as a canal museum and initiated an annual series of period banquets and canal festivals. This gallery pays tribute to all involved especially to Fr PJ. Kildare IWAI thanks Miriam Malone for permission to use these images.
One of Kildare's hidden gems is the Corbally Herbertstown Branch extending from Naas for 8 kilometres to Corbally Harbour. Unfortunately, in the 1950s a culvert was built across it thereby rendering the line impassable to boats, walkers and cyclists. The IWAI is campaigning for its use as a linear park for all.