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Save The Missing Link of The Royal Canal (In Memory of Noel McGeeney)

A short documentary about the Royal Canal in Longford, in memory of my grandad Noel McGeeney

Royal Canal Longford

Towards the end of 2015, I joined the Outtake Media group in Longford with a few other budding filmmakers, in a project called “Making TV to Remember”.

The idea behind the project was for us all to make a short video documentary which would capture something about the past within the County of Longford.

For thirty years, my Grandad Noel McGeeney worked on, and campaigned to get the Royal Canal in Longford cleaned up, and fully restored, bringing the harbour back into the Market Square.

The photograph above is my Grandads house, and as you can see the harbour took over the square. As a young boy, Grandad swam in the harbour and canal, and often recalled fond memories.

This video documentary captures just some of the tourism possibilities that could happen if proper work was done on the canal. It is a testament to the work my Grandad began, with the hope that one day his dream will come true.


  • Save the Missing Link; In Memory of Noel McGeeney | Royal Canal Amenity Group (RCAG) January 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    […] on January 15, 2016 by mattk  Rachel Masterson, a granddaughter of Noel McGeeney made this Documentary as part of the Out-Take Media Longford “Making TV to Remember” video production course. […]

  • Eileen Moynihan February 6, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Well done Rachel!

  • Bridie Delaney February 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Will we ever see the LINK opened into Longford. So much effort went into the RCAG since 1974. Noel one of nature’s gentlemen. RIP Noel.


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