Inland Waterways of Ireland

Jane Cumberlidge has compiled this volume to provide essential information on all the rivers and waterways of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.

Author: Jane Cumberlidge

Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Limited

ISBN: 0852884249

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 135

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Of all the countries in Europe, Ireland particularly lends itself to exploration by water. It is an island of manageable size with deep-sea loughs cutting far inland, spectacular inland loughs surrounded by mountains and majestic rivers connected by man-made canals. In a boat of suitable dimensions you can cross the country from Dublin on the soft east coast to Limerick and the Atlantic, or from Waterford in the southeast to Belleek in the northwest, without ever setting to sea. These unrivalled waterways also offer superb walking and cycling access, and the gentle pace of these modes of travel really allows you to get to know Ireland and her people. Jane Cumberlidge has compiled this volume to provide essential information on all the rivers and waterways of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. She uses the same successful pattern familiar to users of her Inland Waterways of Great Britain to describe each waterway. There are interesting general sections that describe the geography and history of the country, followed by details of locks, bridges, regulations and notes on dimensions. The distance tables are supported by fully illustrated two-colour maps and photographs. Alongside many of the principle waterways you can sample fine food and wines in good restaurants, cafes and pubs, and this book includes a few personal recommendations as a gastronomic starting point for visitors new to the area. The only title to comprehensively cover the inland waterways of Ireland in a single volume. In praise of 'Inland Waterways of Ireland': "This is the first comprehensive guide and directory to the navigable and not-so-navigable waterways of Ireland. The author has amassed a huge amount of information. There are sections on boat hiring, wildlife, what to see, where to go, pubs and restaurants, all carefully compiled in a clear and readable format" - bookharbour.com
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Abandoned Vanished Canals of Ireland Scotland and Wales

Hannan, Kevin, 'Castleconnell', Limerick City Council (http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/Media,3963,en.pdf). Lismore Canal Delaney, Ruth, Ireland's Inland Waterways, (Appletree Press). Goggin, Brian J., 'The Bride, the Munster Blackwater ...

Author: Andy Wood

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445648699

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Andy Wood explores the history of the lost canals of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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Ireland s Inland Waterways

Updated and with a foreword by John Martin, chief executive of Waterways Ireland, this story of Ireland's traversable rivers and canals focuses on the histories of the routes and their economic roles in the development of the nation.

Author: Ruth Delany

Publisher: Appletree PressLtd

ISBN: 0862818427

Category: History

Page: 120

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Updated and with a foreword by John Martin, chief executive of Waterways Ireland, this story of Ireland's traversable rivers and canals focuses on the histories of the routes and their economic roles in the development of the nation. Setting out the history of Ireland's navigable waters and the immense changes that have taken place from the 1730s to the present day, this book serves as a reference for travelers looking for more detail than a brochure can provide and historians interested in the history of a land and its people.
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Reedbound

Reedbound compares and contrasts two inland waterway systems – England and Ireland – and two boating cultures. It’s about Giles and Jill’s approach to travel and life, which is as rare as taking a barge across the Irish Sea.

Author: Giles Byford

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784623999

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Given the remarkable circumstances of finding a narrowboat to set up home in, and then discovering they had skills that made living and working anywhere on the water possible, it wasn’t surprising that Giles Byford and Jill Parkinson felt blessed by life afloat. It was a life that suited them and, after several very happy years wandering England’s inland waterways, they decided to commit to a brand new barge both suited to continental Europe and able to get there under its own steam. And so they set about building Hawthorn, which they hoped to spend the rest of their lives on. Initially all was well and it seemed their good fortune was constant and their dreams were coming together perfectly. And then, quite suddenly, it all unravelled... Reedbound is largely about what followed: how the terrifying voyage across the Irish Sea became an act of faith that contrasted with a gentle westward wander along an empty canal to the River Shannon and the heart of Ireland’s waterways. And how, despite feeling vulnerable and nervous, they were determined the best way to recover their confidence in life afloat was to avoid doing any research and simply trust that all would be well. This unusual approach delivered constant surprises, adventures, unexpected spaces and the company of other misfits. Giles began to write – initially a widely read blog, and then articles for waterways magazines – and Jill finally had time to explore her interest in art; the success of which can be seen in the numerous illustrations that are a feature of Reedbound. Reedbound compares and contrasts two inland waterway systems – England and Ireland – and two boating cultures. It’s about Giles and Jill’s approach to travel and life, which is as rare as taking a barge across the Irish Sea. It’s also about the delight of experiencing the Irish landscape and culture through naïve but willing eyes.
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