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Royal Canal closure

I don’t usually report WI marine notices, but the current closure of the Royal Canal at Abbeyshrule is the result of one of the more unusual incidents I can recall.

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Carlow Distillery

THOMAS HAUGHTON and CO., (being about to withdraw from the Trade,) are ready to receive proposals to Let with a fine, or Sell the Interest in their Concern, consisting of Distillery, Water-mill, Malt-house, Corn-stores, extensive Vaults for bonding Stores, with an excellent Dwelling-house; the whole situate at Carlow, on the bank of the navigable river Barrow. 53 more words

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Clobber

Clothing

The action of paddling keeps you warm above the waist and the canoe and spray cover keep you warm below the waist, so that heavy clothing is rarely necessary when canoeing, whatever the time of year.

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Big it up for the OSI

I don’t know whether there is any official award scheme for contributions to historical research but, if there is, I reckon Ordnance Survey Ireland should get one. 147 more words

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The K&A in slow time

There is a television station or channel called BBC 4. On Tuesday next, 5 May 2015, it will broadcast

A two-hour, real-time canal boat journey down one of Britain’s most historic waterways, the Kennet and Avon Canal, from Top Lock in Bath to the Dundas Aqueduct.

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Portland House

Here is a good article about the destruction of Portland House, just upstream of Portumna on the east bank of the Shannon, by ruffians in 1938. 8 more words

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And quite right too

From the Dublin Weekly Register Saturday 15 June 1822:

A boy of the name of Thomas Brady was brought into custody to the Head Police Office, on Sunday morning, by James Devereux, Ranger of the Grand Canal, having been found bathing in the canal, at Charlemont-bridge, about the hour of five o’clock on the same morning.

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