… [I do hope I’m using the idiom correctly: I gather it’s the latest phrase the young folk use to applaud some worthy person or initiative] for Ian Jack in the Grauniad, for his piece on Huddersfield, where one pushes one’s boat through canals broad and narrow. whereof there is much to be learned (and fine things to be seen) on the Pennine Waterways website.
Stalybridge, mentioned in the article, is where “It’s a long way to Tipperary” was composed and first sung.
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Tagged beer, canal, England, Harold Wilson, Head of Steam, Huddersfield, Pennine, scenery, Slaithwaite, Stalybridge, Tipperary
Valerie Anex’s photos of ghost estates, many on the Upper Shannon and the Shannon–Erne Waterway, are worth a look. Flash is required. Some more of them here, where you can see them in high resolution.
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Tagged builders, Celtic Tiger, ghost estates, Ireland, Keshcarrigan, Rooskey, Roosky, scenery, Shannon, Shannon–Erne Waterway, Valerie Anex, waterways
Here is a short piece about the Suir in Clonmel and the opportunities for appreciating its natural and built heritage.
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Tagged bridge, Clonmel, floods, flow, Grubbs Island, Ireland, Old Bridge, quay, scenery, Suir, water level, weir