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01 June 2011

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On June 29th at 18:40 or thereabouts, The Rambler entered Richmond Harbour on the western end of the Royal Canal. Congratulations to her skipper and his crew from all members of the HBA. See you on the Shannon. The Rambler on The Royal 2011

On Thursday June 9th 2011, THE RAMBLER went through the Iarnrod Eireann/CIE lifting bridge on Royal Canal at noon. The HBA’s reporter at the scene, Joe Treacy states, “at 11:41 they were dropping the levels for Sheriff Street Bridge - looking good - at 11:51 the Railway bridge was lifted and the camera crew is in the first lock, and at 12:00 she made her way under the bridge!”

Read more - The Rambler starts Royal Canal journey




The Heritage Boat Association’s tenth anniversary celebrations took place from May 28th until June 6th. Everyone who got there by boat, corracle, car and walking will agree it was a great week followed by a fabulous weekend. We will be adding images to both the Event and Members' Photos sections over the next few weeks, as we get them.

Great photos of the journeys on the Grand, Liffey and Royal at the Dublin Rally 2011 here IWAI Dublin Rally 2011

On Saturday June 11th along the banks of the Barrow there will be Vintage Cars and Heritage Boats

BJG describes a wet and misty day, during the Knocknagow’s ‘delivery trip’ on the Barrow IWH Cheekpoint to St Mullins.

The festival is taking place in June Eigse Carlow fringe and Eigse Carlow events

Invitation to the HBA to the Barrow Life exhibition

On Saturday June 11th the banks of the Barrow purred with the sounds of some glorious machines - here HBA Gordon Bennett photos. The Barrow aspect of the event was featured on KLCR, in Carlow People Gordon Bennett and HBA and elsewhere.

Nora Kavanagh has kindly forwarded photos of the Three Sisters Fleet for inclusion here HBA Carlow Photo Club and in the Members’ Photo section.

Messing about on the Shannon at Banagher Lorrhadorrha

Part of The Rambler’s journey is described in this Blog with some great photos by AJ Vosse OMBH Rambler cruises again

Some great pics of the boats as they left Dublin along the Royal Canal this weekend IWAI Dublin Rally


Note to Members: Lots more photos have been added to Member Photos section - Banagher and Shannon Harbour

Take a look at this local project in Waterford Viking Longboat Waterford

On the IWAI Forum, Ciaran Clinton describes the wonderful journey of Blackthorn from Richmond Harbour along the Royal Canal to Kilcock here IWAI Blackthorn on Royal

Over the next week, we will be creting a set of images of the old and current Harbour and Quay at Cheekpoint. This is the venue for the HBA and Friends of Cheekpoint Tall Ships Fringe event HBA Cheekpoint Then and Now

On June 27 th Deise AM interviewed Paul about the Heritage Fleet at Cheekpoint – Podcast here - WLRFM Paul Martin

A glorious week and it's not over yet!  HBA Crews up at twenty past seven .... on a Sunday .... to watch the Tall Ships Parade


Last Updated ( 03 July 2011 )
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