IH News 2022

The Four Pots

Located in Kildare, between the Leinster Aquaduct and Digby Bridge, the Four Pots are unique in Ireland.

Built as an overflow for the Grand Canal, the circular design is reputed to have been built to facilitate a gradual deceleration of water from the canal to an adjacent stream, rather than a fast flow, which would potentially undermine the canal embankment.

KildareNow are reporting that Waterways Ireland are seeking conservation experts to undertake repairs to the structure. I hope that WI’s budget will allow for ongoing vegetation clearance from the structure once restored as otherwise, it will degenerate back into an overgrown state, as has happened in the past.