Ten great Irish Boating Destinations

Just some of our favourite boating locations on the Irish waterways

10 Great Boating Destinations in Ireland. These are just some of our favourite Irish boating destinations here on the Irish inland waterways.

With the 2020 boating season in doubt here’s a chance to go boating on the river Shannon, Lough Erne as well as the Shannon Erne Waterway, without even leaving your armchair. So far boating 2020 is like no other boating year thus far, let’s all hope that it will improve soon and that everyone can get out and enjoy this great amenity in whatever way they choose.

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Cruising the French Canals

We don’t often put up videos about cruising the French canals, however, this is an exception in exceptional times. We are in lockdown in our house and can’t even visit the boat. But that’s a very small sacrifice compared to the sacrifice many of our health care workers are making. So hope this will be a small distraction for you, and please enjoy it.

Check out our shop at https://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.

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Coronavirus and the waterways in Ireland

Well, firstly we hope that you’re coping okay with the terrible coronavirus. Here in Ireland Marion & myself are in lockdown. All the waterways are closed to navigation, all pubs are closed. Travel is only permitted for essential work and for shopping for food and medicine. We can exercise up to 2Klm from our home only.

So making videos is challenging! But we will have one soon anyway. Thanks to everyone who has contacted us asking how we are, and yes we’re keeping fine. Make sure that you keep safe in this rapidly changing times.

H&M

Solar Power Battery Charger for a Boat

Solar in an Irish winter? How to get a really good Solar Power Battery charger for boat, camper or RV, that works even in an Irish winter.

Setting up a solar power battery charger circuit for a boat or RV is easier than you think. A good Solar power battery bank that will work even in dull overcast weather can be done. And we’ll prove it. A correctly installed solar power battery bank setup is now a real option even in cold wet climates. You can use your solar power battery storage in any boat or RV. And if it works here in an Irish winter just think how well this solar setup will work in sunny weather. I used to think that a solar power battery charger for RV, boats or campers only worked in hot sunny countries, but now I know better. So follow along for a greener, quieter renewable energy source.

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Boating on the River Shannon – Carnadoe Lakes

If you go boating on the River Shannon you must visit the Carnadoe Lakes. The Carnadoe lakes are a tributary of the River Shannon and they’re often an overlooked beauty spot. The old limestone Carnadoe Quay is matched only by the old Stone Bridge. This bridge has a reasonably low air draft but air draft gauges on either side of the bridge will help. Do stock up on milk and supplies before heading to Carnadoe because there are no shops here. This is a wonderland that remains as unspoiled as it ever did. There is so much more to show in the Carnadoe Lakes that it will probably be another video in the future. We didn’t get to explore Kilglass mooring, the mountain river or indeed the Rockville Navigation. Oh, roll on the new boating season.

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Inland Waterways Boating to Killeens Bar – Pub

The Irish Inland waterways are probably the best cruising ground in the world, and certainly the best inland waterways in Europe. Even in this awful wet weather. But we try to show the river experience as it is, and sometimes our inland waterways can get quite a bit of rain. But without rain, we would not have these magnificent rivers and lakes. We end up in Killeen’s Bar or Pub if you prefer, Sadly Killeen’s will be closing for good very soon. What a pity that is. Hope you enjoy the video.

What we thought of Lough Derg

We spent most of the 2019 season boating on Lough Dreg, so here’s what we thought of Lough Derg, what we learned from our time there and a few tips we’d like to pass on to you.

Lough Derg is a large lake so it’s worth doing a bit of research before you head out on it in a boat. I hope this short video will be of some help to you and also to help make your holiday a little more enjoyable.

Here is what we thought of the Shannon’s largest lake!

The Secret Lake – Part Two

When people think of the secret lake they don’t normally think of River Shannon boating. But step aboard and join us for an extraordinary River Shannon cruise from a secret lake to Lough Derg, the River Shannon’s largest lake.

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