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Source of the River Nore

Source of the River Nore

The river Nore rises in the Devils Bit mountain in County Tipperary. However, some argue over the exact location of the true source with the two main suggestions being at Gorteenashingaun or Benduff. Going on local knowledge, it is suggested that Gorteenashingaun it the start of the Nore. This is a little piece about our adventure tracing the Nore’s source.

Athy Waterways

Athy Waterways

Athy Waterways Development Committee The following is information for those visiting Athy by boat or wishing to to take part in activities on its waterways. The members of Athy Waterways Development...

The Barrow Boys – Easter 1916

The Barrow Boys – Easter 1916

The Barrow Boys – a short coming of age story about the men who worked the barges of the Barrow Navigation and Barrowline canal. Inspired by the Barrow boatmen and in particular, Mr Stephen Bolger RIP, who at the age of 11 found himself stranded in Dublin due to the Easter Rising in 1916.

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...

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...

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...

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...