The Shannon in winter

Downriver from Shannon Harbour to Dromineer in December 2014. It began as a bright, cold morning.

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Leaving Shannon Harbour after icebreaking between the locks

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Flooding to the south-east

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But southward, look …

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The Brosna

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Heading for Banagher Bridge 1

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Keeping close to the pontoons

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Heading for Banagher Bridge 2

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Heading for Banagher Bridge 3

There is a YouTube video of the shooting of the bridge here. It seems to start automatically, including sound; I don’t know how to avoid that.

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Looking back at Banagher

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Colours

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Invernisk

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Shannon Grove

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Current

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Scarpering heron

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Colours

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Marker and gauge

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House

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Boats at Meelick

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Meelick weir

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East bank

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Protective boom

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Sluices

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Through Meelick Lock

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One bird

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Many birds

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Reeds

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Architecture

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Munster Harbour

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Delaying Eamon Egan

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Gateway to civilisation

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Connacht Harbour

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Lough Derg: weather has changed

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Journey’s end, Dromineer

 

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