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The Deel navigation

The Deel linked the Co Limerick town of Askeaton to the south side of the Shannon Estuary. Here is a page about the navigation and some of its quays. Note that it is a long page with many maps and photos, although they’re all reduced in size to minimise the strain on tinterweb.

The Limerick Gandalow

Bunratty Gandalow 2008

Gandalows (there are several spellings) are boats of the upper reaches of the Shannon Estuary. They come in several shapes and sizes and have been covered in several books. There is an opportunity to see some of them on the water, in Limerick, on Saturday 19 May 2012, when the ILEN School & Network for Wooden Boat Building has organised a day of talks and races. Full details here.

Crovraghan continuity

The cattle-carrying lighters and other interesting boats at Crovraghan.


Rosscliff is a cattle port on the Fergus estuary. It is not clear whether this is the location of the quay referred to by Lewis and the Parliamentary Gazetteer in their entries for Ballinacally (Ballynacally).

Intricate channels and interesting boats

Another of the quays on the west side of the Fergus estuary: Lackannashinnagh, near Killadysert (Kildysert).