Three German officers …

… didn’t cross the Rine, which is a river in County Clare, flowing into the estuary of the River Fergus which, in turn, joins the estuary of the River Shannon. The Rine is also known as the Quin and the Ardsollus and its downstream end is called Latoon Creek, no doubt because it flows by the townlands of Latoon North (which is to the east) and Latoon South (to the west). There is a quay there, hidden under one of the three road-bridges that cross the Latoon side by side. Sea-manure (seaweed used for fertiliser) was landed there and Samuel Lewis tells us that fifty-ton lighters were used, but more information is needed about their operations.

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