The Barrow Boys – Easter 1916

The Barrow Boys – Easter 1916

Boatmen of the Barrowline & Navigation Given the weekend that’s in it, this is a short story I wrote a while back. While completely fictional, it was inspired by the local boatmen that worked the Barrow Navigation and Barrowline canal, and in particular, Mr...
Boating for Pike on the river Barrow

Boating for Pike on the river Barrow

The lucky waters of Tubberrara Well and Graveyard Ship’s Blog, – Earth Date 01-04-21The Faoileán and its trusted Four Stroke, 6 HP Mercury engine made a return to the Barrow yesterday. Aboard were its Skipper, John Creaney, First Mate Mark Day and a...
A bevy of Pheasants aboard

A bevy of Pheasants aboard

A bevy or bouquet of Pheasants This is my favourite time of year for spotting Pheasants, particularly the males. Their colours take on a renewed vibrancy as they round up a bouquet of hens for the breeding season. They can be seen strutting their stuff in open fields...
Photos of Irelands Common Buzzard

Photos of Irelands Common Buzzard

Buzzards in Ireland Photographing Buzzards on our Boat Trips One of my favourite birds to photograph and point out on our boat trips is the Common Buzzard. As a kid growing up in Kildare, these to me were very uncommon. It is only in the last 10 or so years that these...
Mincéir Men & Horses at Kellyville

Mincéir Men & Horses at Kellyville

Mincéir Men, Horses and Kellyville Lake. Today witnessed a few brave men from the travelling community taking to the water at Kellyville lake in county Laois to wash their horses and exercise them through swimming. Like all great horse trainers will tell you, swimming...
List of Kildare Boat Tours

List of Kildare Boat Tours

List of Kildare’s Boat Trips / Tours, Boating Adventures and Cruises There are three tour boat operators running boat trips in county Kildare, Ireland. This includes ourselves at BoatTrips.ie while we’ll always be trying to promote our own boat trip first,...