Planning permission has been granted to Waterways Ireland to restore Charlemont Lock at the entrance to the Grand Canal Basin in Dublin. From the planning application: ” The development will consist of restoring the existing lock chamber and gates at Camden Lock. The proposed works will include the installation of new timber lock gates including a pedestrian walkway over the breast gates, new hydraulic rams to allow for automation of the gates including associated ducting and new land tie collars and underground concrete anchor at each heel post. The works will also include the removal of the existing temporary steel stop logs, tilting weir and footbridge.”
Charlemont Lock is the largest of the three locks at this point – the purpose in having three locks of different sizes was to minimise water loss when letting smaller boats pass through the locks.