Ireland's Inland Waterways

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Updated and with a foreword by John Martin, chief executive of Waterways Ireland, this story of Ireland's traversable rivers and canals focuses on the histories of the routes and their economic roles in the development of the nation. Setting out the history of Ireland's navigable waters and the immense changes that have taken place from the 1730s to the present day, this book serves as a reference for travelers looking for more detail than a brochure can provide and historians interested in the history of a land and its people.


Ruth Delany is a historian and the author of Ireland's Royal Canal, The Grand Canal of Ireland, and By Shannon Shores. She lives in Dublin.