Tidal passage boats on the Suir

So late as the year 1807 the mail bags between Waterford and Clonmel were carried in a common cart and there was no public mode of conveyance between Carrick-on-Suir and Waterford but passage boats, the chief of which is well remembered as Tom Morrissey’s boat. These dropped from one town to the other as the tide served, fare fourpence a head, distance twelve miles, time occupied seven hours.

George Lewis Smyth Ireland: Historical and Statistical Vol II Whittaker and Co, London 1847, Chapter 14

3 responses to “Tidal passage boats on the Suir

  1. Hi,
    Today, while cycling on the Greenway along the Suir, I noticed a small pier and harbour by Mount Congreve. Is anything known about this? Possibly used by Mount Congreve at some time? A rather unusual design. The pier/quay is rectangular with stone steps on the upriver side. On the downriver side of the pier is a small rectangular harbour with a wall enclosing the side opposite the pier.

  2. I don’t know, but might it be (or have been) part of the Christmas canals? bjg

  3. Pingback: A Suir thing | Irish waterways history

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