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Alan Lindley (b. 1968)

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Track 1: The traditional work of his family as lock keepers on the Grand Canal and his home – the Lock House. A description of the architecture of this eighteenth century building. His uncles who worked on the Canal and were responsible for the horses that pulled the barges. Track 2: Some early memories of his grand-uncle, Walter Mitchell, who worked on the canal as agent for the Grand Canal Company, and who kept a logbook of canal traffic. Track 3: The maintenance and the management of the Lock House. Track 4: The continuous upkeep and repair required to the lock gates at 30-31 Lock House. The long hours worked by his mother, many times daily manipulating the lock gates manually. Track 5: The regular maintenance on the waterways by the Office of Public Works. Track 6: A detailed account of the logistics of sealing the lock gates, which prevented water leakage. Track 7: Anecdotes of some of the extraordinary events that occurred on the Grand Canal. Track 8: The duties of his grand-uncle, Walter Mitchell, as agent for the Grand Canal Company. Track 9: The wages paid by the Grand Canal Company to his family members. Track 10: The changing nature of traffic on the canal, from the heavily loaded barges pulled by horses to the pleasure boat cruising of the present time.

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Description

Track 1: The traditional work of his family as lock keepers on the Grand Canal and his home – the Lock House. A description of the architecture of this eighteenth century building. His uncles who worked on the Canal and were responsible for the horses that pulled the barges. Track 2: Some early memories of his grand-uncle, Walter Mitchell, who worked on the canal as agent for the Grand Canal Company, and who kept a logbook of canal traffic. Track 3: The maintenance and the management of the Lock House. Track 4: The continuous upkeep and repair required to the lock gates at 30-31 Lock House. The long hours worked by his mother, many times daily manipulating the lock gates manually. Track 5: The regular maintenance on the waterways by the Office of Public Works. Track 6: A detailed account of the logistics of sealing the lock gates, which prevented water leakage. Track 7: Anecdotes of some of the extraordinary events that occurred on the Grand Canal. Track 8: The duties of his grand-uncle, Walter Mitchell, as agent for the Grand Canal Company. Track 9: The wages paid by the Grand Canal Company to his family members. Track 10: The changing nature of traffic on the canal, from the heavily loaded barges pulled by horses to the pleasure boat cruising of the present time.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Offaly Oral History Collection – In Conversation With …

Bitrate:

160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

7.37 MB; 6.18 MB; 3.53 MB; 5.99 MB; 4.28 MB; 3.98 MB; 2.80 MB; 6.72 MB; 9.12 MB; 10.23 MB

Number of files:

10

Product ID:

CDOF06-01

Subject:

Lock keepers on the Grand Canal

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore

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