September 13, 2007
Dublin’s Canals were built in 18th century connecting Dublin with the River Shannon and the West Coast of Ireland. The Royal Canal runs North of the River Liffey and the Grand Canal runs South of the River Liffey. Connected at the River Liffey, two canals are circling around Dublin’s city center area.
As many of the big cities were developed near river and/or ocean, Dublin’s canals provided great transportation for the city and helped its development till after the WWII. Though it’s closed for commercial traffic since 1960, canals are well maintained as you can see in photo. Enjoy the lovely walk along the canals when you are in Dublin.