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June / July 2008 Trip

 


The lock keeper jams us into Roosky Lock. Shannon Navigation.


Neil indulges in some on the move door fettling.


Trevor getting his Lough Ree initiation ceremony!


Belmont Double Lock No 33. Grand Canal, Shannon Line.


We stop for the night on Edenderry embankment. Grand Canal, Shannon Line.


Clones roundhouse, an ex railway engine shed. These next pictures are from an Industrial Heritage Society Of Ireland day out.


The ex-Clones railway station.


The remains of the River Finn viaduct.


River Finn viaduct. This became known in TNC parlance as "The Pillars Of Monaghan" :-)


Monasterevin. Church, lift bridge and aqueduct over the River Barrow. Barrow Line of the Grand Canal.


The "bedstead" lifting bridge at Levitstown. Barrow Navigation.


Ballykennan Double Lock. Barrow Navigation.


Graiguenamangh. Barrow Navigation.


Graiguenamangh. Barrow Navigation.


Upper Tinnahinch Lock. Barrow Navigation.


Carriglead Lock. Barrow Navigation.


Earnest at rest on the New Ross Boat Club pontoon. New Ross, Tidal River Barrow.

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"Mr Barrow" Jim Diamond meets us on the New Ross Boat Club pontoon. New Ross, Tidal River Barrow.


New Ross Boat Club pontoon. New Ross, Tidal River Barrow.


New Ross Boat Club pontoon. New Ross, Tidal River Barrow.


Looking back at New Ross, Tidal River Barrow.


Inistioge. Head of the River Nore tideway.


Mort - grumpy.


Inistioge Wharf approaching high water. River Nore.


Inistioge Wharf at high water. River Nore.


Inistioge Wharf. The boats touch the bottom. River Nore.


Inistioge Wharf at low water. River Nore.


Inistioge Wharf at low water. River Nore.


G. C. C. 78M at Upper Tinnahinch Lock. Barrow Navigation.


G. C. C. 78M at Upper Tinnahinch Lock. Barrow Navigation.


Bagenalstown Lock. Barrow Navigation.


Carlow. Barrow Navigation.

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Carlow. Barrow Navigation.

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Looking back at the low Pluckerstown Bridge. The Grand Supply, Milltown Feeder of the Grand Canal.

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Mooring technique for the Pollardstown Fen. The Grand Supply, Milltown Feeder of the Grand Canal.

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 Our mooring for the night, at the Point Of Gibraltar, just tucked up the eastern arm beside Pollardstown Fen. The Grand Supply, Milltown Feeder of the Grand Canal.

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 Looking across Pollardstown Fen. The Grand Supply, Milltown Feeder of the Grand Canal.

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We reach Father Moore's Well, the arm off the Western drain around Pollardstown Fen. The Grand Supply, Milltown Feeder of the Grand Canal.

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We reach Father Moore's Well, the arm off the Western drain around Pollardstown Fen. The Grand Supply, Milltown Feeder of the Grand Canal.

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We reach Father Moore's Well, the arm off the Western drain around Pollardstown Fen. The Grand Supply, Milltown Feeder of the Grand Canal.

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Looking back at Father Moore's Well. The Grand Supply, Milltown Feeder of the Grand Canal.

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The crew!

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The Bord Na Mona lifting bridge at Cavemount. Grand Canal, Shannon Line.

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We have to lift the bridge, yes the buttons do still work! The Bord Na Mona lifting bridge at Cavemount. Grand Canal, Shannon Line.

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The Bord Na Mona lifting bridge at Cavemount. Grand Canal, Shannon Line.

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The Bord Na Mona lifting bridge at Cavemount. Grand Canal, Shannon Line.

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Shannonbridge at night. River Shannon Navigation.

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Shannonbridge from the bog railway.

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Athlone.

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Athlone.

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A rare picture of Earnest away from the bank. Top of Lough Ree 07/072008. Picture by Nigel and Jane May, who spotted us from their hire boat.

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Boyle Harbour, at the end of the new Boyle Extension Canal, off Lough Key / River Boyle.

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Looking back at Boyle Harbour.

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Lough Key.

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Clarendon / Knockvicar Lock. The new bottom gates. River Boyle.

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Clarendon / Knockvicar Lock. The new bottom gates. River Boyle.
Click here for a picture of the old gates.

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Clarendon / Knockvicar Lock. River Boyle.

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The new house above Cootehall Bridge. River Boyle.

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Sunset over Skellan Lock No 3. Shannon-Erne Waterway.

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Abandoned jetty. We start up the Finn River to find the entrance to the Ulster Canal. Quivvy Lough / Upper Lough Erne.

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Looking back at Quivvy Lough.

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River Finn.

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River Finn.

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The Ulster Canal used to branch off to the left. River Finn.

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The start of the abandoned Ulster Canal, from the River Finn.

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We manage a boat length of the Ulster Canal.

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We manage a boat length of the Ulster Canal.

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We manage a boat length of the Ulster Canal.

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The Shackletons boat "Seagull" at Quivvy Marina. Upper Lough Erne.

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The cattle ferries of Upper Lough Erne.

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We followed this tidy wooden boat to Kesh. Kesh River, Lower Lough Erne.

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Kesh. Kesh River, Lower Lough Erne.

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Kesh. Kesh River, Lower Lough Erne.

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Float planes are alive and well at Castle Archdale on Lower Lough Erne.

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Crevinishaughy Jetty, Lower Lough Erne.

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Crevinishaughy Jetty, Lower Lough Erne.

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Heading out into the main body of Lower Lough Erne.

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Heading out into the main body of Lower Lough Erne.

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We are now heading back along the SW shore, with the increasing wind right up our stern. Lower Lough Erne.

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Heading back along the SW shore. Lower Lough Erne.

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Erincurrach. Lower Lough Erne.

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Erincurrach. Lower Lough Erne.

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Trevor, who seems to get the steering when it is rough. Lower Lough Erne.

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Lower Lough Erne.

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Looking back to the main body of Lower Lough Erne.

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Ah!...the beer has arrived! Enniskillen.

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'Spoons in Enniskillen.

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The new Waterways Ireland HQ in Enniskillen is nearly finished

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The port at Westport.

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