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Ireland July 2006 - With the Goggin's on MV Knocknagow


Killaloe Bridge - Shannon Navigation at bottom of Lough Derg.


Athlone Lock - Shannon Navigation.


View over Lough Ree  - Killinure Lough.


We have just planted Knocknagow's tender a couple of boat lengths up the start of the Ulster Canal. This starts from Derrykerrib on the River Finn, a backwater at the bottom of Upper Lough Erne.


The sad remains of the first Ulster Canal Lock No 26 at Derrykerrib.


River Finn.


Quivvy Marina. A new enterprise on Quivvy Lough, at the end of Upper Lough Erne.


We set forth with Captain Goggin at the controls of MV Knocknagow.


Upper Lough Erne.


Upper Lough Erne.


Upper Lough Erne.


Upper Lough Erne.


Upper Lough Erne.


Enniskillen.


Enniskillen.


Enniskillen.


Portora Lock, entrance to Lower Lough Erne.


Portora Lock, entrance to Lower Lough Erne.


Lower Lough Erne.


Lower Lough Erne.


Lower Lough Erne.


Lower Lough Erne.


Overnight mooring on Naan Island West, Upper Lough Erne.


Overnight mooring on Naan Island West, Upper Lough Erne.


Upper Lough Erne.


Foalies Cut, Upper Lough Erne.


Foalies Cut, Upper Lough Erne.


The Shackleton Boat, "Seagull" at Quivvy Marina.


The Shackleton Boat, "Seagull" at Quivvy Marina.


Starting up the Woodford river section of the Shannon Erne Waterway.


Corraquill Lock No 1. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Corraquill Lock No 1 control panel. The smart card socket is at the base of the box. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Corraquill Lock No 1. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Woodford River. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballyconnell Lock No 2. Shannon Erne Waterway.


The weir at the end of Ballyconnell Lock Cut. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballyconnell Bridge and visitor moorings. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Looking back down the Woodford River. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Looking back down the Woodford River. Bellaheady Bridge and visitor mooring. Note that this pound was down some 12". Shannon Erne Waterway.


Woodford River. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Overnight stop below Skelan Lock No 3. Overnight mooring is permissible after lock working hours (09:00 to 20:00). Shannon Erne Waterway.


Overnight stop below Skelan Lock No 3. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Skelan Lock No 3. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Coologe Lough. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Coologe Lough. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Shannon Erne Waterway.


Bridge No 24. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Haughtons Shore visitor moorings. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Garadice Lough. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Bridge No 23. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Bridge No 22. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Aghoo Lock No 4. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Aghoo Lock No 4. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Aghoo Lock No 4. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ardrum Lock No 5. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ardrum Lock No 5. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ardrum Lock No 5. Shannon Erne Waterway.



Ardrum Lock No 5. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Locoboat hire base at Ballinamore. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballinamore Bridge No 20. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballinamore Lock No 6. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballinamore Lock No 6. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballinamore Lock No 6. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballinamore Lock No 6. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballinamore visitor moorings. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballinamore visitor moorings. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballyduff Lock No 7. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballyduff Lock No 7. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Ballyduff Lock No 7. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Bridge No18 sports a towpath. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kittybardan Lough. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kittybardan Lough. Shannon Erne Waterway.


St Johns Lough. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Bridge No 16. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Castlefore Lock No 8. Shannon Erne Waterway.


The summit pound above Castlefore Lock No 8 is down around 18". Shannon Erne Waterway.


The summit pound. Shannon Erne Waterway.


The summit pound. Lough Marrave. Shannon Erne Waterway.


The summit pound. Shannon Erne Waterway.



The summit pound. Shannon Erne Waterway.



Keshcarrigan visitor moorings. Shannon Erne Waterway.



Keshcarrigan visitor moorings. 07:00 start in the fog! Shannon Erne Waterway.


Lough Scur in the fog! Shannon Erne Waterway.


Lough Scur in the fog! At this point the Erne marker system changes to the Shannon marker system. Shannon Erne Waterway.


After getting lost once, we exit Lough Scur. Shannon Erne Waterway.


The summit rock cut below Lough Scur. A 4ft draught boat in 4.5ft of water with a solid stone bottom! Shannon Erne Waterway.


Drumaleague Lough. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Bridge No8.  Shannon Erne Waterway.


We arrive at Kilclare Lock No 8, the summit lock. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kilclare Lock No 8, waiting for the 09:00 start up of the lock. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kilclare Lock No 8. MV Knocknagow just makes it over the cill. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kilclare Flight of three. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kilclare Flight of three. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kilclare Flight of three. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kilclare Flight of three. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kilclare Flight of three. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kilclare Flight of three. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Kilclare Flight of three. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Lisconor Lock No 12. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Lisconor Lock No 12. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Lisconor Lock No 12. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Lisconor Lock No 12. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Newbrook Lock No 13. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Bridge No 5. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Drumduff Lock No14. Shannon Erne Waterway.



Tirmactiernan Lock No15. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Bottom Killarcan Lock No16. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Looking up from Killarcan Lock No16. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Killarcan Lock No16. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Leitrim. New development and visitor moorings. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Leitrim. New development. Shannon Erne Waterway.


Leitrim. New development. Shannon Erne Waterway back to the right and River Shannon to Lough Allen to the left.


River Shannon.


River Shannon.


Hartley Bridge. River Shannon.


River Shannon. Boyle River and Lough Key to the right.


Boyle River, Lough Drumharlow.


Boyle River.


Boyle River. Cootehall in the distance.


Oakport Lough. Boyle River.


Oakport Lough. Boyle River.


Knockvicar Bridge. Boyle River.


Clarendon Lock. Boyle River.


Clarendon Lock. Boyle River.


Lough Key.


Lough Key.


Lough Key.


Lough Key Forest Park moorings.


Castle Island. Lough Key.


Clarendon Lock, Boyle River.


Leaving the Boyle River, River Shannon to Carrick to the right.


River Shannon.


Carrick-On-Shannon. River Shannon.


Carrick-On-Shannon. River Shannon.


Carrick-On-Shannon. River Shannon.


Carrick-On-Shannon. River Shannon.


Carrick-On-Shannon. River Shannon.


Lough Corry. River Shannon.


Lough Corry. River Shannon.


The Waterways Ireland tug "Apollo Duck", that gave the boat sales website its name. Roosky. River Shannon.


Roosky Lock. River Shannon.


Roosky Lock. River Shannon.


Roosky Lock. River Shannon.


Roosky Bridge. River Shannon.


Carnadoe Bridge and Quay. This offshoot from the Shannon leads to the out of the way Carnadoe Lough.


Albert Lock, at the bottom of the Jamestown Canal. This cuts off the Drumsna rapids.


Albert Lock. Jamestown Canal.


The short section of restored Lagan Navigation in Lisburn.


The short section of restored Lagan Navigation in Lisburn.


The short section of restored Lagan Navigation in Lisburn.


The short section of restored Lagan Navigation in Lisburn.


The wide expanse of Lough Neagh from Oxford Island.


The Coalisland Canal basin in Coalisland.


The remains of one of the three Ducarts Canal "Dry Hurries" - inclined planes.


The staircase lock and Macks Bridge on the Coalisland Canal.


The Heritage Boat rally at Jamestown. River Shannon.


The Heritage Boat rally at Jamestown. River Shannon.

Limerick University Site February 2007

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Lock by mill, on other side of Shannon to the Plassey Erina

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Lock by mill, on other side of Shannon to the Plassey Erina

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Lock by mill, on other side of Shannon to the Plassey Erina

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Lock by mill, on other side of Shannon to the Plassey Erina

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Lock by mill, on other side of Shannon to the Plassey Erina

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Towpath bridge across Shannon

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First Lock on the Plassey Erina

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First Lock on the Plassey Erina

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First Lock on the Plassey Erina

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First Lock on the Plassey Erina


The remains of the Celtic Cruisers hire fleet in March 2006. Digby Bridge, Tullamore, Grand Canal.


The remains of the Celtic Cruisers hire fleet in March 2006. Digby Bridge, Tullamore, Grand Canal.


The remains of the Celtic Cruisers hire fleet in March 2006. Digby Bridge, Tullamore, Grand Canal.

 

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