The Four Pots are unique in Ireland and part of our national heritage.  They are known as the Big Pot, Little Pot, the Boolan and the Skillet

This unusually named piece of canal architecture, situated close to Digby Bridge on the Grand Canal, consists of circular basins inter connected by tunnels and connected to the canal through a land rack.  Built in the late 1800s, as an overflow, the water entered the outer ring from the canal, then it spilled over each ring to break down the force of the water so it would not cause any damage to the bank when it exited into the river. 

Here is a discussion, which took place in 2013, between Brian, Giles and the Helpful Engineer.  This excellent drawing shows the design of the Pots.

The Pots March 2019 © John Moloney

The Pots March 2019 with Grand Canal in background © J Moloney


Four Pots old Map

March 2022 © J Moloney The Four Pots March 2022 © J Moloney

The Four Pots March 2022 © J Moloney