Report from the Board of Public Works, Ireland

Report from the Board of Public Works, Ireland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...that through the head and tail race of Mr. Kenny's mill has been completed; the tail race is arched in, breast walls of masonry erected to sustain the mill-yards, which have been increased in size; a new regulating weir, 160 feet in length, with two sluices, each 10 feet in width, and salmon pass, is also built; and Mr. Kenny's new mill wheel, &c., has been lowered to suit the level of this weir. Parapet walls were also constructed to the mill yards; and a sewer, 15 inches square, built under the spoil, at the rere of the Manor mills, to convey away the drainage of the town into the river. Every thing is now very far advanced in this division, and the present state of the river and works contrasts forcibly with that which formerly existed. Robson Division. The principal operation carried out on this division has been in excavating the shoals in the main channel, which is now complete up to the junction of the Lough Aglimmy stream at the turn of the river at Old Robeen castle--the width at bottom of this reach is 36 feetthence to Old Robeen bridge the excavation is also far advanced, but not completed. At Foxhall bridge portions of the shoal were removed, but not sufliciently to relieve the small tract of land immediately above. A channel has also been sunk through Friar's Quarter, which has completely drained a large unhealthy swamp to the east of Ballinrobe; a gullet over it was also built on the public road to Hollymount. Hollymount Division. The works of excavation are the principal features in this division; those in the main channel are complete, with the exception of a few shoals above Foxhall bridge, and about 4 feet in depth, which yet remains to be taken out of the Cloonark shoal. The width of the channel in...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949595
  • 9781236949592