Seol Sionna under construction
The reproduction 25′ Shannon estuary hooker Seol Sionna will be launched at Querrin, Co Clare, on Saturday 19 May 2012, with celebrations continuing at Carrigaholt (home of the sublime Long Dock pub and eatery) on the following day [h/t dbm].
Canoe at Querrin. The second syllable of “canoe” rhymes with “go”
The pier at Querrin was built by the Shannon Commissioners; one of their marker stones (there are four at Querrin) is shown above.
Whaddya mean, you don’t know where Querrin is?
Remember, if the turf boats had not established the tourist traffic to Kilrush and Kilkee, the Shannon estuary steamers might never have got going and there might never have been a P&O line.
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A reproduction Shannon Estuary turf boat is being built at Querrin.
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