SUNKEN BOAT BLOCKING PASSAGE FROM ABBEY RIVER TO THE PARK CANAL
This was photographed in June 2016 but having visited a number of times since I can confirm that the wreck has been removed.
Recently Adobe LightRoom was updated so I decided to revisit some old photographs and re-edit them and as I have just published recent photographs of the Lock Quay area of Limerick I decided that it would be a good idea to publish photographs from my 2016 visit the same location.
Back in 2004 a five-year scheme to reopen the former Limerick Park Canal linking the city’s university area to the Shannon was announced. It was to feature as a prime example of waterside regeneration. The reopening of the canal which has been derelict for more than 70 years was to be the centre piece of the city’s waterside regeneration project.
I do not know the current status of the project but some work has been completed as the banks of the canal to the public. However there is not much evidence of promised services like cafés and craft shops. There are also plans to build residential properties along the canal and this should further help to reconnect the canal with the city of Limerick.