Readers may have realised that I don’t think much of the proposal to restore or rebuild the Ulster Canal. But I have to admit that it is not the most insane canal restoration proposal to have been made in the last few years. Even the restoration of the Strabane Canal doesn’t merit that accolade.
No: the outright winner has to be the Erne Canal proposal. Happily, despite support from Mary Coughlan, TD for the area and Tánaiste (deputy prime minister), the proposal doesn’t seem to have got anywhere.
What do all three of these proposals have in common?
Northsouthery, that’s what.
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I am just after coming back from Belleek to my hometown Ennistymon after coming from the mouth of the Shannon at Kilrush Co. Clare. Our boat is moored in the new Belleek marina. (Today was New Years Day 2013). We tried to get into the old marina as our charts siaid that it was possible. How wrong we were!! We went aground at the entrance and the briliantly people with their backyards to the backyards to the jetty did their best to get us off the obstruction, but to no avail. Then the local Fire brigade was called and they threw us a line. They put their end around a tree and we put our end on a hand winch and we got free!Our problem now is, who were all those nice people and who do we thank directly? We would loce to know.
They put their end around a tree and we put our end on a hand winch and we got free!Our problem now is, who were all those nice people and who do we thank directly? We would love to know. Best regards to fantastic people!
Robert: assuming you mean the Belleek on Lough Erne, I suggest contacting one of the people in the IWAI Lough Erne Branch and asking them for information. Or you could contact the Lough Erne Warden in Enniskillen, tel 048 6632 3004, which might be a good idea anyway if you’re leaving your boat at a Waterways Ireland harbour. bjg