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.
Achaidh Cheide – Celtic by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This is the second part of out adventure into Limerick on our River Shannon cruiser. If you haven’t seen part one yet I’d recommend checking that out first:
River Shannon Navigation to Ardnacrusha Dam. Our adventure past the end of navigation to limerick City. WATCH NEXT: The Secret Lake – Part One https://youtu.be/NbvC51kl6H4
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.
The best boating Europe has to offer is here in Ireland. The River Shannon is probably the best boating in Europe. With dozens of beautiful lakes, free moorings, only 6 locks in 365Klm of river. It’s clearly the best Boating Europe has to offer. Oh did I mention the fishing, the great food and the Guinness too?
The winter of 20/21 has been the longest on record, or at least it seems that way. Boating has not been an option, but at least the end is in sight now. Meanwhile this is what we’ve been up to.
I think that we may have been in lockdown for too long, and that this is the sort of thing that can happen as a result! Hope you enjoy it 😉 H&M