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New Lease Of Life For Royal Canal Lock House

12th December 2017
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The cottage at Newcomen Bridge in Dublin’s North Strand will be used by The Adventure Project for therapy programmes The cottage at Newcomen Bridge in Dublin’s North Strand will be used by The Adventure Project for therapy programmes

#RoyalCanal - In news you may have missed from this year, the first lock house on the Royal Canal in Dublin is set for a new lease of life.

A familiar sight for locals and commuters in the city’s North Strand district, the cottage by Newcomen Bridge has been out of use for a number of years since its last residents, the Lynch family, moved on after four decades.

Now Waterways Ireland says it’s to be taken over by The Adventure Project, a city-based non-profit that runs adventure therapy programmes for addiction services, crime diversion projects and young people in care.

It’s expected that the cottage will become a base for a new canal adventure programme, making use of an already lively inland waterway amenity.

MacDara Conroy

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