Join the ex-Grand Canal Company motor-barge 68M on its trip from Killaloe to Limerick Docks, carrying barrels of stout for Dolan’s Pub. The trip marked two occasions: Arthur’s Day, the annual Guinness marketing opportunity, and the fiftieth anniversary of the last commercial cargo on the Grand Canal and the Shannon, which was a shipment of stout to Limerick.
This page provides a slide-show of 300 photos taken from 68M on its journey. If you can’t make the trip in person, do it this way.
Note that the page takes some time to load. And, even clicking through pretty fast, the show is likely to take at least ten minutes.
Click on the first photo to bring up the controls. If you have any problems with it, leave a Comment to let me know. I haven’t done this before. I may not be able to fix any problems, but I can at least look into them.
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One beneficial aspect of the floods is that there is lots of water for kayakists. Here are some pics taken at Curragour, on the Shannon in Limerick city, on 28 November 2009.
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Tagged boats, bridge, Curraghgour, Curraghgower, Curragour, ESB, falls, floods, Ireland, kayak, Limerick, Shannon, University of Limerick, vessels, water, water level, waterways, waves