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Waiting for Napoleon - Shannon Estuary Gun Batteries

While pouring over Google’s aerial images of the Shannon estuary coastline, I noticed an unusual structure.  After a bit of searching online I discovered that what I could see was a Napoleonic era gun battery.   1,049 more words


Beale Strand on the Shannon Estuary

Another pleasant place to stop along the Shannon estuary, Beale Strand is a 3 km stretch of sand and rocky beach.  It is now part of the west coast touring route the Wild Atlantic Way (WWW).  145 more words


The River Shannon - your Princess is in another castle.

Having spent the best part of a year on the River and its tributaries and reaching as far as Dowra, it was about time I visited the Shannon Pot and paid my respects to the the Salmon of Knowledge.  359 more words


Who Did You Inspire Today? You Might Be Surprised!

A few days ago, I received the following sketch in a message, with the words, “Thanks for the inspiration for this.”

Seamus McArdle is an Irish author and artist who has featured on this blog before. 394 more words


Book Review: Clonmac's Bridge, Jeffrey Perren

Summary from Amazon.com

A maritime archaeologist raises a medieval monastery span from the mud of the River Shannon, sunken for 1,200 years… and finds it perfectly preserved. 451 more words


Friday Photo

The River Shannon has burst its banks at Portumna our nearest town.  From the wall to the blue buoy is usually the car park!  At least we had blue skies for a part of the day.

Friday Photo