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Jamestown Canal
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Length 2.6 km (1.6 miles)
Locks 1
Maximum height above sea level 46 m (151 ft)
Status Open
Date of act 1697
Date of first use 1799 (1799)
Date extended 1848
Start point River Shannon (Ardnafron)
End point River Shannon (Lough Nanoge)

The Jamestown Canal (Irish: Canáil Chill Srianáin) bypasses a non-navigable section of the River Shannon between Jamestown and Drumsna in Ireland. The canal is 2.6 km in length and is located in County Roscommon. The Shannon Commissioners constructed the canal in 1848 to replace an earlier, smaller canal as part of a widescale upgrade of the Shannon Navigation.

Structures associated with the canal

The following associated structures are listed as being of architectural social and technical interest on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.

  • Albert lock (1848) and lock keepers cottage.
  • Jamestown Canal Bridge, rusticated bridge with a single span over the canal, built about 1850.


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