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Plassey in 1851

Here is a page about a cot race at Plassey in 1851.    

A cot race at Plassey

On 28 May 1851 the Limerick and Clare Examiner carried a report on a cot race at Plassey, on the River Shannon near Limerick. The reporter seems to have got his tributaries mixed up: it would make no sense to … Continue reading

The Black Bridge at Plassey

I am repeating here a point I made in response to a comment on this page. I do so because the point is, I think, an important one: some readers don’t check the comments and might miss this. I have … Continue reading

Plassey

This is a top-level page to provide for what will eventually be a set of pages about Plassey on the Shannon in Limerick. The first is a page about the Black Bridge. This is about a cot race at Plassey … Continue reading

Planting Plassey

A group called We Love Plassey Riverbank has a facetweet page and another group called Limerick City Biodiversity Network also has one. On Sunday 13 May 2012, starting at noon, the two groups will cooperate in planting native wildflowers along the … Continue reading

The barge at Plassey: seeking experts on iron

On my old photographic website I had a page of photos of an abandoned barge at Plassey, on the River Shannon. I have now moved those photos to here and added some text. I am hoping that someone expert in … Continue reading

The barge at Plassey

The old, and now disused, Limerick Navigation was in five sections: one mile of canal from Limerick to the Shannon, cutting off the rapids at Corbally one mile in the river to Plassey, where the University of Limerick is now … Continue reading

Two Limerick footbridges

The Black Bridge at Plassey has long had a place in the hearts of Limerick people. It was damaged in the floods of 2009 and has been closed to the public ever since. Limerick Council says it can’t afford to … Continue reading

Greyways and the Black Bridge

Martin McGuinness [SF] was asked recently, in the Northern Ireland Assembly, about blueways: Leslie Cree [UUP]: It was interesting to read that Waterways Ireland has developed this first blueway in the Carrick-on-Shannon area. Can he share with us if, in … Continue reading

Who writes this stuff?

The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage on the Black Bridge at Plass[e]y and on Baal’s Bridge in Limerick. It would be nice if the NIAH provided reliable historical information.