Questions on

Canal Workers



1. Write a sentence about each of these workers:-

(a) The skipper:- ________________________________________________________________

(b) The engineman:- ________________________________________________________________

(c) The deckhand:- ________________________________________________________________

(d) The greaser:- ________________________________________________________________

2. What is the name of the local lockkeeper?

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3. Where does he live?

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4. Name two jobs the lockkeeper has to dol.

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5. Would you like to be a lockkeeper? Say why or why not..

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6. In what way were horses involved in the canals?

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7. Who or what takes the place of horses in modern times?

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8. Describe a towpath

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9. Suggest two ideas for making good use of the canal

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10. What is a dredger and why is it used on the canal?

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These resource pages have been prepared by the teachers and pupils of St. Ronan's National School for use with the Grand Canal project. You are very welcome to print and use them with your class.

 

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