Episode #6 Battlebridge to Carrick on Shannon

A cruise from Battlebridge to the town of Carrick on Shannon.


In this episode we cruise from Battlebridge on the north of the river Shannon and travel south to the town of Carrick on Shannon. In Carrick on Shannon we take a walk about the town in lovely sunshine and visit some of the sights including the tiny little church of Costello memorial chapel. At just sixteen feet by twelve feet this is the second smallest church in the world. If you want to see a smaller one you will have to travel to the holy land where I’m told you can find one.

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Episode #5 from Lough Key to Battlebridge

We leave Lough Key after taking a spin about the lake and then cruise along the Boyle river to its junction with the river Shannon and we even cruise a wee bit of canal at Leitrim, before heading back up the river to Battlebridge. One lake, two rivers and a canal, all in one spin. We share the moorings at Leitrim with a small family of swans, just one little signet. I’ll bet they spoil him.  Cruising from Leitrim up a particularly pretty piece of river that I like really like.

Episode #1 Tarmonbarry to Dromod along the river Shannon


This is our very first video blog, hope you enjoy the trip with us along the river Shannon from Tarmonbarry up river to the town of Dromod. The weather is super and the scenery is just out of this world.

So welcome aboard Driftwood, and let’s go boating. Please do subscribe to this channel. It doesn’t cost anything and when you subscribe youtube will let you know when we release a new video. Go on click Subscribe now! Ta.

Harry & Marion


An introduction to the video blog or vlog.

We have been keeping a boat blog for many years now and today marks a new departure. From here on we will be posting vlogs. That is video blogs, they are more fun for you to enjoy and you get to experience the adventure a bit more. I hope that you will click the subscribe button. That way youtube will let you know when we upload a new video.
This is a short introduction video to our boat blog channel. It’s a Channel about cruising the wonderful Irish waterways, with lots of enjoyable and interesting video for you to relish. It’s our boating vlog and we have lots of videos to watch and more coming out all the time. To check out youtube channel Click Here

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Approaching Dromod

Lanesborough to Dromod.

When you get great weather in Ireland you wouldn’t really want to be anywhere else. We untied from our berth in Hanley’s marina near Lanesborough and headed north along the beautiful river Shannon towards Dromod. Now Marion hasn’t drove the boat in quite a while and to be honest with you she needs to get back into practice.

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Locks on the river Shannon

Shannon Lock

A lot of people get confused about how to use the locks on the river Shannon. That’s not surprising really because the hire boat companies don’t take you through a lock on your induction training. But you’ll be glad to know that there are very few locks on the river Shannon anyway.  Like everything else in life there is a hard way and an easy way to to do it. But here are six tips on how to use the locks on the river Shannon the easy and hassle free way. Using a navigation lock on a canal or river is no different. But here are a few simple pointers to make your holiday a bit more enjoyable.

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Cruising along the River Shannon

On Ireland’s river Shannon we don’t always get weather like this, so when the sun does comes out we have a tendency to panic and try to make up for lost time. This explains why in Ireland on a sunny day you will see snowy white bodies glowing in the sun and soaking up as much cancerous radiation as their bodies will accept. Today was an exceptional day for a spin on the river so I made the trip up

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