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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


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

The Groody turnpike

The River Groody flows into the Shannon downstream of Plassey, where the University of Limerick is located. The river itself may be hard to see, but the green wriggly line follows the course of the Groody except just north of … Continue reading

Cots and canoes at Castleconnell

Castleconnell, in Co Limerick, is on the section of the River Shannon that includes the (broadly defined) Falls of Doonass. That section was bypassed by the Plassey–Errina Canal, one of the five parts of the Limerick Navigation, which navigation was … Continue reading

Chains at the Black Bridge

It seems that the city edition of the Limerick Leader dated Saturday May 16 2015 carries a story saying that funding has been approved for the repair of the Black Bridge at Plassey. I can’t find the story on the … Continue reading