Ballymahon, Co. Longford, the Royal Canal opens out into
the Ballybrannigan Harbour, where there is a quay and
a store, and the recently restored bell-house and waiting
room for passengers. Up to the early 1850s, when the railway
arrived to the Midlands, emigrants bound to Argentina
would have travelled to Dublin by canal boats, and from
there to Liverpool to board their ships to South America.