The Heritage Council have carried out a number of Waterway Corridor Studies which have much information relating to the Grand Canal and the Shannon
Management Of the Grand Canal
Waterways Ireland care for and maintain the Grand Canal and Shannon Navigation.
All of the canal bridges were surveyed by industrial archaeologist Fred Hamond and the survey can be downloaded Offaly Bridges Study part 1 Offaly Bridges Study part 2.
A Grand Experience released on DVD
A Grand Experience was filmed during 2012 as part of the 'Percent for Arts' scheme in Offaly. It follows the journey of three artists travelling by barge from Shannonharbour to Edenderry and their response to the landscape and experience. Following the success of the RTE screening of A Grand Experience, which reached an audience of 565,000 viewers nationally, the film made by Mixed Bag Media and commissioned by Offaly County Council has now been released on DVD. The film which features writer Eugene O’Brien, musician Wayne Brennan and photographer Veronica Nicholson aboard the 68M barge crossing Offaly, captured many people’s attention.
The DVD can be purchased for €13 from the following outlets in Offaly; McGreals in Edenderry, Scully’s in Daingean, Quinn’s (Centra) in Daingean, McIntyres in Shannon Harbour, Traxs in the Bridge Centre, Tullamore and Offaly County Council, also in Tullamore. The DVD can also be ordered and purchased for download from www.mixedbagmedia.com