Join us on the Shannon Erne Waterway as we take a canal boat trip from Leitrim village up through the locks to Kilclare.
This canal links the River Shannon with Lough Erne, it has sixteen locks and this waterway consists of still water canal, lakes and river sections all within sixty three kilometres.
In this video we take on the still water canal stretch from Leitrim up through eight locks to Kilclare. Kilclare is a lovely stop off, there is a basic shop and a nice pub the Sheemore Inn that does food all day. It’s just before the summit level too so you have all the hard work done by the time you get there!
On the Shannon Erne Waterway you operate the locks yourself, there are no lockkeepers. However there is a waterways patroller that will keep an eye on you and help out if you get into any difficulties. The locks are dead easy to operate. You operate them with a waterways smart card and they are fully automated. Hydraulics does all the hard work for you.
The Shannon Erne Waterway is made up a still water canal section, river sections and several lakes. This makes for a really beautiful and varied waterway trip. We were stunned at the number of Kingfishers we spotted along our journey. There are otters too but we didn’t spot any of them.
Check out our new shop at www.driftwood.tv/shop where you get your hands on our book ‘Driftwood from the Shannon to the Marne’ the humorous account of our first ever venture into the sea, and on to the French inland waterways.
This video was filmed on a Samsung S6 phone
An Eliphone P9000
Drone: DJI Saprk
And GoPro Session 4
Edited using iMovies
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