Tag Archives: Spencer Dock

Transport…

I was in the process of putting together another post for today when Ailsa’s weekly travel theme arrived. Transport. Sorry… I pushed the other post away and jumped at this challenge. Just a few seconds for me to recall all … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – R is for the Royal Canal

So… why have I chosen the Royal Canal? I mean… it’s not exclusively only restricted to Dublin. It begins on the River Liffey, not far from the Dublin Port, and winds its way across Leinster all the way to the … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – L for Liffey

OK… some of you may say a river can’t be included in my alphabet but it is as much an attraction in the city as many of the other features. I’m reminded of a bit of wall art on a … 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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That Effin Bridge… And Other Assorted Tribulations…

Earlier this week I was blessed in quite a few ways. I could get to spend a few hours with the boats as they descended through the last few Royal Canal locks into Spencer Dock. I’d never has the opportunity of passing beneath the … Continue reading

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S(n)ailing Away… Evolution in One Foul Swoop!

Last Saturday while I was sitting below the 1st Lock and Effin Bridge waiting for 31B to make an appearance I noticed something slightly odd. Quite a few boats had passed already, each time a boat passed through the locks … Continue reading

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That Effin Bridge…

When last have I showed you anything about the Royal Canal? Or barges, boats and canals? Not too long ago really. There’s always a boat or two lurking somewhere in the background. But I do have a first for you. … Continue reading

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