At the recent IWAI AGM, Marc Gleeson showed us the results of the work he and others have been doing in populating the IWAI archives with images and videos from the past.
We’ve all heard about the 1972 trip to Leitrim to highlight the Ballyconnel/Ballymore canal. Here are some great B&W photos that show the work involved to get there and the huge support for this CIC – the boats were packed with people.
There is a series of videos from 1981 and 1982 with the canals represented by a rally at Vicarstown, the Edenderry, Ballycommon and Tullamore rally, a walk along the Royal and the trip boats at Robertstown and Lowtown.
Marc tells us the archive is a work-in-process, there are lots more to add. Enjoy and if you would like to assist in this project, Marc would love to hear from you.