The Slaney Branch I.W.A.I held a small boat rally on the Drinagh Canal on Sunday 11th May . Six boats participated in the event. The assembled were treated to a short talk by branch president David Kileen on the history of the South Slob and his time spent working there. We travelled a distance of about 3.5 miles from the pumphouse at Drinagh to the embankment near Ballyknockan. Thanks to Brian Coulter,David Kileen and Catherine Malone and Slaney Branch members for the invite and the great day boating.Photos by Joseph O’ Gorman.
The McCaldin family have been running Aghinver Boat Company for over 40 years on the Erne and Shannon Waterways, but for the first time in the 40 years one of their boats a Haines 31 made it down the Barrow Navigation to Graignamanagh. Bertie and Phyliss Forsythe are taking the boat back north on the return journey.
Here are some photos of the river taken by John O’ Neill during the winter months.The gallery also includes photos of some of the devastation caused by the storm in February.
Arthur Keppel ,Barrow branch chairman unveiled a memorial stone in Leighlinbridge
on Sunday 29th of December. The project was organised by the local Leighlinbridge
Improvement Group and was included as part of the National Gathering 2013. The stone is in the Garden of Remembrance on the west bank of the Barrow in Leighlinbridge and is in loving memory of all those who perished in the “Goodly Barrow”. The unveiling ceremony was attended by local clergy and a small group of relatives and friends. It was followed by a tree planting ceremony. The tree was presented to the group by Rachel Doyle of Arboretum Lifestyle and Garden Centre Leighlinbridge.
Here are some photos of this years BBQ. The night was enjoyed by all Barrow members who boated on the Three Sisters this year.