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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

Politician asks sensible question shock

The invaluable KildareStreet.com tells us of this written Dáil question and answer on 4 February 2015: Martin Heydon [FG, Kildare South]: To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if her attention has been drawn to concerns regarding … Continue reading

Killaloe Regatta

If you enjoyed the account of the 1851 cot race at Plassey, you might also like to read about the 1850 regatta at Killaloe.

Killaloe Regatta 5 September 1850

Killaloe Regatta From a correspondent Killaloe, so long famed in story and ancient chronicle, presented on Thursday last a truly agreeable picture. Thanks to our respectable Stewards, to whose exertions we are principally indebted for the day’s amusement, every arrangement … Continue reading