Posted in Canals, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Foreign parts, People, Politics, Sea, Sources, Ulster Canal, waterways
Tagged canal, Egypt, Suez
If you’re anywhere near Athlone, hie thee to the Lough Ree Yacht Club at 8.00pm on Wednesday 22 October 2014 for the Old Athlone Society meeting. It features Paul Clements, who has just written a biography of Richard Hayward, author (amongst many other roles) of (amongst many other books) Where the River Shannon Flows, a book that should be in every Irish waterways person’s library.
The evening includes a showing of the film of the same name, which (though short) is highly evocative. WW2 was declared as the filming team reached Portumna. There is some very good footage of the Foynes flying-boats.
Posted in Ashore, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Non-waterway, Operations, People, Sea, Shannon, shannon estuary, Sources, Tourism, Water sports activities, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged flow, Ireland, LRYC, Old Athlone Society, Paul Clements, Richard Hayward, Shannon, Where the River Shannon Flows
I wrote here about a Slaney cot, built by Larry Duggan, which we had spotted on its way to Wales. The owner has very kindly sent some more photos of the cot’s construction, of Larry Duggan and of the cot on the Usk; I have put them on a separate page here.
Posted in Built heritage, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Foreign parts, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, People, waterways
Tagged boats, cot, Larry Duggan, Slaney, Usk, vessels, waterways, Wexford
From the Financial Resolutions speeches:
I am committed to developing North-South co-operation within the broader arts, heritage and commemorative activities of my Department as well as through the funding of North-South bodies. A provision of more than €38 million is made available to support the two North-South implementation bodies — An Foras Teanga and Waterways Ireland. These budgets will be subject to the approval of the North South Ministerial Council in due course. The provision will enable Waterways Ireland to keep the waterways open for navigation during the main boating season and promote increased use for recreational purposes while developing and promoting our waterways to attract increased numbers of overseas visitors.
Nothing new there, I think, but note the repetition of a point I highlighted last year:
The provision will enable Waterways Ireland to keep the waterways open for navigation during the main boating season [...].
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Tagged boats, budget, canal, department of arts heritage and the gaeltacht, financial resolution, Heather Humphreys, Ireland, Operations, Shannon, waterways, Waterways Ireland