Blundell Aqueduct Hartley Bridge Ticknevin Downshire Bridge Edenderry Co. Offaly Co. Kildare The Grand Canal N W E S 20 This route takes you to Lowtown Junction, a triangular link between the main line of the Grand Canal, which continues west and the beginning of the 45km Barrow branch of the canal. Lowtown once served the canal system as a stable for barge horses and as a coal yard. Today it is akin to an inland dockyard. There, distant from any town, is a focus of vessel servicing and waterways maintenance within an island of canal links. Continue your walk on the north bank of the main line of the canal in the Edenderry direction. The second canal junction which you pass - across the canal - as you leave Lowtown is another link to the Barrow line. Your walk passes over a neat culvert over the clear waters of the River Slate - an important bogland drainage stream. The track continues under Bond Bridge on the Allenwood-Kilmeague road where the gravel laneway continues onto your next canal landmark, the Skew Bridge. 30 ROBERTSTOWN TO EDENDERRY THE GRAND CANAL 21 km / 13 miles SALLINS TO NAAS THE GRAND CANAL 5.5 km / 3.5 miles NAAS TO CORBALLY HARBOUR THE GRAND CANAL 7.25 km / 4.5 miles THE MILLTOWN FEEDER 8 km / 5 miles THE GRAND CANAL GPS 53.3376 -7.0410 Robertstown Village