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Ballintra - another impassable ESB dam

This is Ballintra Gates at the outfall of Lough Allen, in the upper River Shannon. This dam has a fish pass that does not work. This is another ESB dam which is a major barrier to fish migration on the River Shannon. 1,234 more words

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Sinann's Story

In her breast her heart beat,
She, determined and without regret,
To steal away by clandestine might,
All the secrets kept in night.
A daughter of the ancient world, 103 more words


Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, Co. Limerick

Foynes, built at the estuary of the River Shannon, was the perfect place to build a Flying Boat Station for the first Trans-Atlantic flights between Ireland and the U.S.A.   45 more words


20 years since salmon reached the upper Shannon

We visited the beautiful Rivers Boyle and Feorish in the upper River Shannon catchment last week. We found that there was a good stock of brown trout present in both rivers – but salmon were absent as they have been for almost twenty years. 1,071 more words

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