Dennis and Susi from the German YouTube Channel BootZEIT (BoatTIME) included us in one of their very professional videos. Take a look and I’d strongly advise that you subscribe to their channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/DerZeitverbraucher
they have lots of very nice videos about their boating experience’s on the Irish waterways.
The boats move from Abbeyshrule to Mullingar in this episode. In doing so they cross over a lovely aqueduct over the Inny river and they manage to squeeze under several bridges. Once we are safely moored up in the Royal canal harbour in Mullingar town we go and see what the Fleadh has to offer. Later we take a canoe trip up the feeder and into lough Owel.
This August the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland organised a boat rally up The Royal Canal to Mullingar for the Fleadh, It was called the “Float to the Fleadh”. Thirty five boats took on the Royal Canal and all made it successfully to Mullingar. We were one of those boats and this is our story.
Many thanks to Kevin MacLeod for his beautiful music: Pleses see the links below:
Achaidh Cheide – Celtic by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100340 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Celtic Impulse by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400019 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
December may not be your first choice when you think about, when to go boating on the Irish waterways. But while it can be cold, and it can be wet, and you will need to wrap up well, it is still another beautiful season in it’s own right.
Canal Restoration, the Ulster Canal. This amazing waterway is opening up and we take a boat trip to the stunning Castle Saunderson on this newly restored stretch of waterway, and learn a bit about its rather disturbing history.
A quick look at Shannon Harbour where the Grand Canal meets the River Shannon. Then we take a historic look at Banagher. Want to know more about those concrete bunkers beside every major bridge over the River Shannon? Just click here: https://youtu.be/9-Yp4-7d4ho
In this Travel Ireland Video we take a look at Clare Island off the Mayo Coast and then go exploring off the navigation channel on one of the River Shannon’s largest lakes. This travel Ireland vlog is as sort of travel guide with a boating theme.
If you’re looking for a boat canopy or just a good boat canopy design Cameron has plenty boat canopy ideas so you’ll enjoy this vlog. The boat canopy in this video was created by Cameron from Coast Covers and you can contact them through their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/boatcoverman
There are no end of great places to visit on the river, but the River Shannon Bluway is one that really should be on your bucket list. Join us as we take a trip from Battlebridge to Acres Lake near Drumshanbo along the tow path.
Picking Up A Mooring Buoy singlehanded or with a crew needn’t be difficult. When I first tried picking up a mooring buoy I got it completely wrong. But now I know the right way when picking up a mooring ball or buoy. It’s not at all difficult, and this video makes it so easy.
Oh PS: If you would like to buy our book “Driftwood from the Shannon to the Marne” the story of our sea journey from Ireland to the French canals, follow this link: https://www.driftwood.tv/shop and thank you.