The Puzzler and Ashdown Girl will be the first through the bridge, so we are tied up, waiting hopefully for the bridge to lift.
As there is nowhere else to tie to, the rest of the convoy is hovering patiently behind us.
We sail right beside Croke Park, which is the Irish equivalent of Wembley. It is the centre of the Gaelic Athletics Association and large numbers of matches of both hurling and gaelic football are played here.
The middle gates are quite impressive!
Maraid and River got quite wet on the front of Ashdown Girl!
Even the top gates are quite a height.
Eventually we escape from the gloomy lock. This is certainly a canal with a difference!
Here at lock 4 we pass close to the notorious Mountjoy Prison.
At lock 5 we collect some gongoozlers, including Sally.
By the time we are in the upper chamber, they have multiplied!
By lock 6, the last of the double locks for now, we are out of the inner city and there are now houses by the canal.
Before lock 12 we are reminded of Spagetti junction in Birmingham, England. We are sailing under the M50.
We then pass over the N4 road on a modern aqueduct.
Chris and Cooper are glad to be nearly finished.
The Puzzler is on her own in lock 12 so ropes are in use. Removing the wings from the cratch makes this much easier.