All the Way by the Grand Canal Walking Tour BOOKED OUT Jo Kerrigan
In Partnership with Waterways Ireland
Stretching from Dublin right through the Midlands and west to the mighty Shannon, the Grand Canal was a stunning feat of engineering in the eighteenth century. In All the Way by the Grand Canal (The O’Brien Press), author Jo Kerrigan examines the history, life and lore of the waterway over the centuries, with stunning photography by Richard Mills. Join Jo for this lunchtime walk along the canal, providing a sense of nature and a step back in time within the urban landscape.
The meeting point for this walk will be the Patrick Kavanagh statue, Lock C4, Grand Canal.
Jo Kerrigan was born and bred in Cork, where she took her first two degrees at UCC before moving to the UK to continue her academic work. After a distinguished career there, including winning the Oxbow Prize for medieval history at Oxford, she returned to her roots to apply her research skills to Ireland’s undiscovered past. A specialist in ancient crafts and folklore, she now devotes herself to exploring how everyday life was lived long ago. Jo and her husband Richard Mills, photographer, live in West Cork, surrounded by books and cameras, cats and dogs. Their previous books together include Old Ways, Old Secrets; Follow the Old Road; Brehon Laws; and Stories From the Sea. In All the Way By the Grand Canal, Jo shows us the history, life and lore of this majestic waterway over the centuries, accompanied by Richard’s atmospheric photographs.