Category Archives: Grand Canal

D is for Dublin – My Weekly Challenge

D is for Dublin… or whatever you want D to be for. Dublin is one of those cities  where you can find anything… and everything… apart from skyscrapers. Tall buildings are not in abundance. Dublin has many other attractions… from … Continue reading

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My Weekly Challenge – C is for Canals!

It’s been a while since I’ve shown you anything canal. Boats, barges… locks and towpaths. They all make up a very interesting part of the Irish landscape. There are two canals that begin in Dublin and end on the Shannon. … Continue reading

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It’s Been A While…

When was the last time I posted a Grand Canal Dock photo? When last have I showed you the buildings around the dock? When last did I say that more than five years ago, I ruled the roost in that … Continue reading

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One-Way

The latest daily prompt reminded me of just how narrow most canal locks in Ireland are. Traffic is almost always in a one-way direction because one cannot fit two barges in side by side. So, as I haven’t visited the … Continue reading

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Heritage Boat Assosiation

How could I not do a post about Ireland’s inland waterways? I’ve been fascinated by he canals and barges ever since arriving in Ireland. Mostly though, I’ve been warmly welcomed by Bargees! I’ve learned so much from them so why … Continue reading

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Come Walking – Again!

On Tuesday, I took you for a walk along the Royal Canal… but, the aficionados won’t forgive me if I don’t take you for a meander along Leinster’s other great waterway. Yep, some say the Grand Canal is a much … Continue reading

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Path – Old to New!

Cheri’s challenge this week  rings all sorts of bells for me. Like Cheri, we have moved home… chosen a different path. No, we cannot say what lays ahead with certainty… no man has been given that privileged. Better so, says … Continue reading

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Beat the Conundrum Drum!

Today, just for a change, I’m doing a daily prompt… just because I love the word! However, that has left me with a conundrum of sorts. What shall I give you for a photo? I mean… if I beat the … Continue reading

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