Tag Archives: Co Longford

CWS – St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford

Ever since telling you about my bus jaunt down to Lock 40 in County Longford for my penultimate Royal Canal trek I’ve thought of posting my one and only photo of this church… yep, moments before the bus turned away from the town square I spotted the … Continue reading

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To Richmond Harbour and Beyond!

I’ve been dithering… dathering, doodling… simply messing… for the last few weeks… trying to get this post completed. Why the tardiness? I don’t know… maybe it’s the subconscious mind not wanting to admit that I’ve reached the end… not wanting to consider … Continue reading

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CWS – St. Patrick’s R C Church, Killashee, County Longford

My Royal Canal walks have occasionally allowed me to stop off at an unexpected building, as is the case with today’s church of choice. This church can be found fifty odd meters west of Lock 43, where it seems to … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End… Lock 40 to Lyneen Bridge.

The quest is almost complete… I have now actually done the whole length of the Royal Canal. But let me not get the jump on myself again, due to the length of the last walk I needed to cover the distance in two posts… so, here goes … Continue reading

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Abbeyshrule to Lock 40

You get those days when you wonder… what the éff am I doing here?!? And all of that after closely watching the weather for days before. Anticipating. Then… the day breaks with all the promise of some sunshine. Promise? You … Continue reading

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The Edge of Leinster…

There I stood… looking back at what was to bee seen from my vantage point. Somehow I was disappointed with my current situation. Not with the overall result of things though. I had imagined over and over of reaching Lock 46 and … Continue reading

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Ballinea Bridges to Abbeyshrule

Last Saturday saw me take on this long section of walk. I had been eyeing the weather for a few days… the forecast for the day seemed to suggest a mostly dry day ahead. The added incentive of meeting with JT and spending the night … Continue reading

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4E Hosts OMBHs

4E ‘Going back to her roots’.  15 August, 2011 22:47   Thanks for the good wishes and the encouragement to tell another ‘good news story’. A couple more from my collection. 38th lock chamber was a sorry sight and the … Continue reading

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