This is the Naas branch of the Grand canal, beautiful. Don’t see any traffic on it above the mill these days, a shame.
The forgotten canal
Published by James Blennerhassett
I am a session bassist and contemporary composer based in Ireland, most of my studio work these days is done from my own studio via Dropbox etc. I am also a member of Derek Ryan's touring band. I play Double bass and Bass guitar and most recently a derivative of the Chapman Stick, the NS Stick and several other instruments when I must :-) I have two solo instrumental albums on release called "End of a longer day" and "A small shadow" and my sister Susan and I are currently writing and recording a series of Audiodramas/Books called the The Todalie Stories, a series for kids of all ages including adults that refuse to grow up. comprising Text, Audio & Illustrations (by Vitya Malirsh), inspired by special people, the unseen little folk, and other fantastic creatures that inhabit the woods, streams and lakes on this island . The stories explore the concept of triumph over adversity and illustrate the importance of inclusiveness, the powerful impact of community spirit, bringing together disparate groups to achieve a common goal in a respectful inclusive space. The first story (abridged) is available as a Podcast called The Todalie Stories on all good podcast providers and on www.todalie.com. During lockdown I completed a course in Music Composition for Games in Pulse and Griffith College Dublin, and am currently involved in several exciting writing projects so watch this space! View all posts by James Blennerhassett
2 thoughts on “The forgotten canal”
Dear James, I grew up less than a mile from the canal in your lovely photos. As a child used to love that area (and still do). Was in America for many years, but now live a hundred yards or so from this canal. Thank you so much for posting lovely pictures.
Hi Peter, it’s beautiful. I spent many years boating on the Shannon. Now I find canoeing on the canal far more pleasant, no rattling engine and no speedboats 👍 James