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9 - Digby Bridge to Ballycommon - Grand Canal Dublin and Shannon Lines.

Sunday 8th April 2007

It was rather a late start (09:40), but then it was Easter Sunday! Nothing of note all the way to Lowtown. We stopped at Lowtown Marina for diesel (86.5c/l 58p/l), we could have easily got back to the Shannon, but this oasis needs patronising for them to continue to supply diesel. We passed a couple of boats going the other way, we knew that people were about, for there had been a rally at Edenderry Basin over Easter.
At 17:15 the fortunately UP Bord Na Mona lift bridge was passed and we arrived on the Daingean mooring at 18:15. An investigation rumoured that the Blackthorn was doing food, sadly this proved incorrect, so after a pint of Guinness we went back to the handy Centra for a spot of shopping.
Further investigation found that Daingean had a fish and chip stand...this was in a small hut, with no advertising, beside the Gaelic Bar and could easily be missed. Upon finishing our fish and chips Neil announced that we should go on, so at 19:30 we pulled off again and had a nice evening cruise in the half light arriving at the unoccupied (but short!) wharf at Ballycommon (21:05), ready for a mornings start back down the rest of the Grand Canal. 


Lock No 19, Lowtown. Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


The Great Bog Of Allen. Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


The Great Bog Of Allen. Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


The knackered Bord Na Mona Cavemount Lift Bridge has been left up. Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


Bord Na Mona Cavemount Lift Bridge. Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


The "secret" fish and chips stall. Daingean, Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


The "secret" fish and chips stall. Daingean, Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


Daingean, Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


Daingean, Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


Daingean, Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.


Daingean, Shannon Line of the Grand Canal.

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