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A selection of links that we think may be of interest to members of the Heritage Boat Association.

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  Link   The Barrow Valley
The Barrow Valley - Angling, walking, accommodation, food and drink. A personal guide to the River Barrow Valley in South East Ireland. This website features the photography & writing of James Burke, who lives locally and has been enchanted by th
  Link   Grand Canal Dublin
The website is intended to act as a first port of call for anyone and everyone with an interest in The Grand Canal as it runs through Dublin. There is a particularly interesting Photo Gallery.
  Link   Royal Canal Life
Boating, walking and photographing in and around the Royal Canal
  Link   Riversdale Barge Holidays
Barge Holidays on River Shannon, Shannon-Erne Waterway & Lough Erne. Farm Guesthouse Accommodation. Barge building. Generous host for launch of HBA Erne trip in 2014
  Link   Afloat Magazine
Ireland's sailing and boating magazine with specific inland boating section. On-line version updated daily, monthly hard copy version available in shops.
  Link   Barge building and fitting-out
For those building a new barge or fitting out an old barge
  Link   Navigating on Continental Waters
For those who are interested in taking their barge or boat onto the canals and rivers of mainland Europe
  Link   Animated Knots
Because we can't always have Colin nearby ...
  Link   Portlaw Heritage Centre
Launched in 2011. The Portlaw Heritage Centre contains historical records of the cotton mill, town, river, canal, tannery buildings and much more. Well worth a visit.
  Link   Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society
The Society promotes the canal and encourages greater understanding and appreciation of the canal's history, environment and barges.
  Link   Foynes Yacht Club
Great yacht club in Foynes and generous hosts on our trip down the Shannon Estuary in 2008.
  Link   Ballycotton Lifeboat - Mary Stanford
The Ballycotton Lifeboat, Mary Standford, is currently languishing in Grand Canal Docks Outer Basin, awaiting a lot of TLC. Her history is described here.
  Link   National Road Transport Museum
A different kind of commercial traffic, the National Transport Museum located in Howth, has over 60 of their collection of road vehicles on display. The oldest items are from 1883; the newest from 1984.
  Link   Vintage Wooden Boat Association
One of the objectives of the VWBA is to encourage members to restore craft to their original state, as far as is possible within modern legislation.
  Link   Steam Boat Association (GB)
The SBA was formed in 1971 to promote the enjoyment of steamboats, originals and replicas, and to represent the interests of steamboat owners.
  Link   Barrow History
Boating on the Barrow in the past 250 years
  Link   Irish Waterways History
The online waterways heritage centre This site covers aspects of Irish inland waterways including forgotten navigations, scenery, boats and waterways operations and installations, past and present
  Link   DBA the Barge Association
DBA the Barge Association, previously known as the Dutch Barge Association, is generally but by no means exclusively concerned with big old boats from any origin converted for living afloat and pleasure cruising in Europe. Typically these are ex-comm
  Link   Carlow County Museum
Carlow County Museum contains a growing collection of over 5,000 items some of which are of national and international importance. The Museum works closely with the National Museum of Ireland, particularly in the area of Archaeological Finds.
  Link   British Waterways Transport - Heritage Working Boats
The British Heritage Working Boats, and the volunteers who crew them, are here to let you discover how much of a part canal boats have played in Britain's history.
  Link   IWH Blackwater Bride Lismore
a gallery of photos of the Munster Blackwater navigation, from Youghal to the Kitchenhole above Cappoquin, with a few photos of the Lismore Canal and Bride Navigation.
  Link   Old Canal at Killaloe on the River Shannon
A new gallery of about 100 photos at http://www.pbase.com/bjg/killaloe covering the old canal at Killaloe on the River Shannon. It includes a dry dock, two disused locks, old cranes and a side slipway.
  Link   Traditional Boats of Ireland
A site to accompany the recently launched book.
  Link   Waterways Ireland
Waterways Ireland is the guardian of Ireland's inland navigations. Our mission is to provide a high quality recreational environment, on the waterways in our care, for the benefit of all.
  Link   Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland
The Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland (IHAI) was established in June 1996 to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the many thousands of sites, monuments and items of machinery that together constitute our industrial heritage.
  Link   Irish Water Safety
Waterways can be dangerous and its easy to forget this until tragedy strikes, so always wear a lifejacket when you are on water. It's your lifeline in an emergency
  Link   Inland Waterways Association of Ireland
Inland Waterways Association of Ireland Website - "a voluntary body of waterways enthusiasts, founded in 1954. Whether a boat enthusiast, historian, archaeologist, or fisherman, you will find something here of interest."
  Link   The Heritage Council of Ireland
The Heritage Council was established as a statutory body under the Heritage act 1995. Its role is to propose policies and priorities for the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage. National Heritage is defin
  Link   Waterscape
Waterscape is the British Waterways leisure website. It is packed with information about things to do and places to visit not only on and around the British Waterways network but on other rivers, canals, lakes and reservoirs in the UK.
  Link   Seascapes
Seascapes, RTÉ Radio 1's weekly maritime programme, providing comprehensive coverage of the marine sector, is presented by Marcus Connaughton.
  Link   Causeway Coast Maritime Heritage Group (CCMHG)
Established in 1994, the Portrush based CCMHG are working towards conserving some of the rich maritime culture of the North Irish Coast. The group have forged links with other like minded communities from the shores of Ireland to Scotland and beyond.
  Link   Wassserrausch
The boat trip in April 2006 of Tina and Willi from the Erne through the Shannon-Erne-Waterway to the north Shannon and back. - This is a blog which features several mentions of some HBA members.
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