11th Lock- Royal Canal

You are now at the 11th Lock on the Royal Canal, a double lock with a rise of 18.2ft or 5.5 metres.  Approx. 8.95Km from the City Centre

A little further west from here the historic Ranelagh Bridge coming up seems to make no sense, it was simply preserved when the nearby modern Dunsink Bridge was built. But all this will not have you prepared for the spectacular Navan Road Interchange, completed in 1996. Here the N3 Navan Road, the railway line and the Royal Canal cross the M50 orbital, alongside sewer and water conduits, in a complex weave work of concrete and steel. Trucks thunder above and below you, the railway rattles beside you … it gets quieter after Talbot Bridge and the 12th Lock at Granard Bridge. Some converted mills, and the 12th Lock Hotel be found. As well as Castleknock Station for another opportunity to catch the train back to Dublin.