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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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History

History is relative. Yes… if you’re from a “new world country” then your perception of history, as based on western norms, could be slightly skewed. I often have to remind myself, especially when walking along the canals, that living in … Continue reading

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That “Effin” Bridge…

Train windows aren’t great filters, occasionally one manages to get a reasonable photo through the dirty screen… like this pic of that “Effin” Bridge. The bridge was so named by a very irate skipper who wanted to take his craft … Continue reading

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1101 Posts Later!!

Phew, there’s really no other way to say it. Phew! I’ve managed to keep up with a daily post for a full three years! Yes, I know there are many of you who have passed this milestone by and are … Continue reading

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Beginning – WPhotoC

Let’s keep the Irish canal theme going for a day or so longer. Cheri’s WP challenge this week is, as she herself puts it, obvious. Yes, it is the beginning of the new year… the beginning of new adventures or … Continue reading

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Happy Snappers, Pro’s and Boats…

What is it with boats? What makes them so attractive? Why do folk stop and stare or get hooked on the charm of the canals and the thought of a boat descending a flight of locks. Even just locking through a double … Continue reading

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From Above – WPhotoC

This week Sara at WordPress must have guessed I was in a ´from above´ frame of mind. How so? Well, you saw yesterday´s post where I showed you the grand old dames making their way through the last few locks … Continue reading

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