Inland Waterways of Ireland

Author: Jane Cumberlidge

Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Limited

ISBN: 0852884249

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 135

View: 831

Of all the countries in Europe, Ireland particularly lends itself to exploration by water. It is an island of manageable size with deep-sea loughs cutting far inland, spectacular inland loughs surrounded by mountains and majestic rivers connected by man-made canals. In a boat of suitable dimensions you can cross the country from Dublin on the soft east coast to Limerick and the Atlantic, or from Waterford in the southeast to Belleek in the northwest, without ever setting to sea. These unrivalled waterways also offer superb walking and cycling access, and the gentle pace of these modes of travel really allows you to get to know Ireland and her people. Jane Cumberlidge has compiled this volume to provide essential information on all the rivers and waterways of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. She uses the same successful pattern familiar to users of her Inland Waterways of Great Britain to describe each waterway. There are interesting general sections that describe the geography and history of the country, followed by details of locks, bridges, regulations and notes on dimensions. The distance tables are supported by fully illustrated two-colour maps and photographs. Alongside many of the principle waterways you can sample fine food and wines in good restaurants, cafes and pubs, and this book includes a few personal recommendations as a gastronomic starting point for visitors new to the area. The only title to comprehensively cover the inland waterways of Ireland in a single volume. In praise of 'Inland Waterways of Ireland': "This is the first comprehensive guide and directory to the navigable and not-so-navigable waterways of Ireland. The author has amassed a huge amount of information. There are sections on boat hiring, wildlife, what to see, where to go, pubs and restaurants, all carefully compiled in a clear and readable format" - bookharbour.com
Ireland's Inland Waterways

Author: Ruth Delany

Publisher: Appletree PressLtd

ISBN: 0862818427

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 234

Updated and with a foreword by John Martin, chief executive of Waterways Ireland, this story of Ireland's traversable rivers and canals focuses on the histories of the routes and their economic roles in the development of the nation. Setting out the history of Ireland's navigable waters and the immense changes that have taken place from the 1730s to the present day, this book serves as a reference for travelers looking for more detail than a brochure can provide and historians interested in the history of a land and its people.

Reedbound

Reedbound

Author: Giles Byford

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784623999

Category: Travel

Page: 232

View: 427

Given the remarkable circumstances of finding a narrowboat to set up home in, and then discovering they had skills that made living and working anywhere on the water possible, it wasn’t surprising that Giles Byford and Jill Parkinson felt blessed by life afloat. It was a life that suited them and, after several very happy years wandering England’s inland waterways, they decided to commit to a brand new barge both suited to continental Europe and able to get there under its own steam. And so they set about building Hawthorn, which they hoped to spend the rest of their lives on. Initially all was well and it seemed their good fortune was constant and their dreams were coming together perfectly. And then, quite suddenly, it all unravelled... Reedbound is largely about what followed: how the terrifying voyage across the Irish Sea became an act of faith that contrasted with a gentle westward wander along an empty canal to the River Shannon and the heart of Ireland’s waterways. And how, despite feeling vulnerable and nervous, they were determined the best way to recover their confidence in life afloat was to avoid doing any research and simply trust that all would be well. This unusual approach delivered constant surprises, adventures, unexpected spaces and the company of other misfits. Giles began to write – initially a widely read blog, and then articles for waterways magazines – and Jill finally had time to explore her interest in art; the success of which can be seen in the numerous illustrations that are a feature of Reedbound. Reedbound compares and contrasts two inland waterway systems – England and Ireland – and two boating cultures. It’s about Giles and Jill’s approach to travel and life, which is as rare as taking a barge across the Irish Sea. It’s also about the delight of experiencing the Irish landscape and culture through naïve but willing eyes.
Ireland--the Inner Island

Author: Kevin Dwyer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1898256918

Category: Photography

Page: 159

View: 479

Following up on the success of his previous book, Ireland -- Our Ireland Home, Kevin Dwyer now explores in photographs the beauty and history of Ireland's inner waterways. Here they are as never seen before. In these magnificent, full-color photographs, you sense the mood and atmosphere of Ireland's rivers, lakes, and canals. The book is the story of a journey from St. Mullin's Lock, near New Ross, Co. Wexford, through the heart of Ireland and up to Belleek in Co. Fermanagh, a journey of approximately 300 miles. Dwyer had a look at the adjoining waterways on his main journey and shows the beauty and tranquility of the Lee Navigation, the Munster Blackwater Navigation, the Barrow Navigation, the Grand Canal, the Royal Canal, the Shannon Navigation and its lakes, the Shannon/Erme Waterway, and the Erme Waterway. Not only are you taken on a journey on the waterways, but also through the countryside, villages, and towns of Ireland. This is a timeless tribute to the beauty of Ireland.
Inland Waterways of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Author: Lewis A. Edwards

Publisher: Hadley Press

ISBN: 9781406714708

Category: Travel

Page: 460

View: 688

PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
Ireland's Inland Waterways

Author: Ruth Delany

Publisher: Irish Books & Media

ISBN: 0862813808

Category: Canals

Page: 128

View: 576

Updated and with a foreword by John Martin, chief executive of Waterways Ireland, this story of Ireland's traversable rivers and canals focuses on the histories of the routes and their economic roles in the development of the nation. Setting out the history of Ireland's navigable waters and the immense changes that have taken place from the 1730s to the present day, this book serves as a reference for travelers looking for more detail than a brochure can provide and historians interested in the history of a land and its people.
Compulsory Purchase and Compensation in Ireland

Author: James Macken

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781845922306

Category: Law

Page: 863

View: 982

Compulsory Purchase and Compensation in Ireland comprises a comprehensive inventory of compulsory purchase powers by various State and semi-State bodies in Ireland, together with a detailed and practical analysis of the law of compensation in respect of compulsory purchase.Divided into two highly practical sections, this 2nd edition key title provides the busy practitioner with a comprehensive guide to the complex subject of compulsory purchase and compensation. Drawing on a wealth of learning and experience, the author will unravel the intricacies of the present law and practice, and clearly present the advice and guidance legal practitioners working in this area will require. Part one deals with the voluminous statute law governing compulsory purchase powers and procedures. Part two covers the equally important topic of assessment of compensation. A must-have book for all practitioners specialising in property and land law.