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My Weekly Photo Challenge – R for Royal Canal

The Royal Canal… one of Ireland’s major inland waterways. I won’t do a history lesson… that would keep us here for a week or longer. I’ll just say the advent of the railroad and later road transport seriously affected the … 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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Favourite Place – the Royal Canal

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve shared anything about the Royal Canal with you. Mainly because we’ve moved away to the coast. However, the Royal Canal will always remain a special place for me. I found many moments of release … 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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Let’s Go Walking!

Right from my early days of WordPressing, I’ve had walking as both a category and a tag. Because, just because. I noticed Ailsa’s challenge for the week with glee and thus the idea for a few walking posts took a … Continue reading

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Sound… Seductive!

Ailsa was just a tad late with her challenge this weekend… so, I’ll begin this week with a few reminders of my most favourite sounds! Waves crashing on the beach… or breakwater, even in a roaring wind… it’s a fine … Continue reading

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