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Celebrating Ireland's Floating Heritage

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06 July 2011


On the IWAI Forum recently are descriptions of some great journeys along the Royal Canal, including Ciaran Clinton's journey on Blackthorn with family and friends IWAI Forum Blackthorn comes home on the Royal Canal

The Three Sisters' fleet had a wonderful time in Cheekpoint at the Tall Ships Fringe Event. Over the next few weeks we will be adding old and new images taken by the Friends of Cheekpoint Quay and members of the HBA HBA Cheekpoint Then and Now

On Deise AM in Waterford they discussed the Heritage Fleet at Cheekpoint. Podcast listed under Monday June 27th here WLRFM Paul Martin

The Rambler recreated her former travels along the Royal Canal, skippered by John Connon Jr and crewed by John Connon Sr, Evan Connon and Ben Treacy. The celebrated veteran broadcaster, writer and naturalist Dick Warner was on board to make the new Waterways series, titled “Waterways - The Final Journey”. This is a Tile Films’ production directed by Stephen Rooke, the award winning director and is scheduled for release in August.

Congratulations to all participants on the completion of an epic journey. A series of photographs by Stephen Rourke, Ben and Joe Treacy and AJ Vosse and Son are here The Rambler on The Royal 2011.

The Irish Times Magazine has featured a couple of articles on the Grand Canal in the past month IT Barge Dwellers looks at living on the water in Dublin. A range of people representing different aspects of the Grand Canal were interviewed for IT Canal Boat Living

So far, it has been an eventful summer along the Royal with journeys recorded by members and friends of the HBA. Here is a look at Royal Canal Life by AJ Vosse with some outstanding photos taken on the Royal. A couple of these photos featured in The Rambler and The Royal series.

The latest Members News is here HBA Shannon CIC

Last Updated ( 27 July 2011 )
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