The Grand Canal

This is a virtual barge trip from Sallins to Digby Bridge and back. Our aim is to give you the viewer a visual experience and allow you to travel the Grand Canal from the comfort and safety of your home.

Local historian, Paddy Behan, will cover the rich history of the canal – its construction and its contribution to the industry, commerce and social life. Neil Bourke, from Birdwatch Ireland, will tell you about the fabulous wildlife along the canal, from Kingfishers to pine martens, otters, and dragonflies – and provide you with a deep insight into the beautiful ecosystem that has developed along the canal over the years.

Once your appetite has been whetted, you can sample the delights of the canal at first hand while complying with public health advice and staying safe.