Tag Archives: #canals

My Weekly Challenge – W is for WATER… and Wine!!

Water – the stuff of life! Water, the stuff of death. Yes… water, we need it… but, in all its forms it can be a killer too! Steam – for propulsion or sanitation, water for irrigation or leisure… and ice, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Sports on Saturday – Why Not?

Sometimes, Ailsa gets to the crux of the matter so subtly. Sports… all sorts of sports. More in an enjoyment vein that a full on competitive sport vein. So, I’ve scratched around in the galleries looking for some examples. Kite … Continue reading

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Fishing – the Epitome of Waiting!

Yes… if I want to do a good bit of healthy waiting I can’t think of any better place to do it than next to a stretch of water somewhere. There are a few alternatives… waiting at the bus stop… … 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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