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Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)

Posted by joe treacy 
Re: Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:14
Mark's missing barge is The Peter Farrell ,I think. There appears to be a large jenny on the back deck.
I might be wrong!!

PJ
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:15
Why is Rambler the only boat facing the right direction ?
John
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:19
All part of the chorography John. Rambler came from the north, the rest of us from the south, and more. All will be clear in the film.

Les 41M
Re: Re: Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:13
PJ wrote...

> Of course,they're not all barges. Isn't that right Colin???smiling smileywinking smiley

Well of course, but I didn't like to raise that old chestnut again.

I mean, TECHNICALLY, most of them aren't barges at all, they are canal
boats. And Rambler is probably more correctly a steam tug and of course
Ebenhaezer and Bona Spes are Tjalks.

Colin
GMY Chang Sha
Re: Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:25
John wrote...

> Why is Rambler the only boat facing the right direction ?

Basically it was a plot by the producers to make life difficult for Colin.
They wanted us to meet nose to nose in the middle of the lake and Rambler
and Chang Sha to lie portside to portside because thats the way they had all
the cameras set up. But if I come portside too with Chang-Sha she kicks her
stern to starboard when I put her astern to stop so it was tricky to get
them lined up.

Normally when we do these rafting things everyone keeps a small amount of
way on to make the manoeuvering easier and we all go in the same direction
so going nose to tail was actually a bit more difficult.

The main reason was the Rambler was coming south from Lanesborough and the
"fleet" were coming north from the lake and the idea was to raft up as fast
as possible because the chopper was costing gazillions a minute to run and
they wanted to send it back to base.

Though in fact if you look carefully, there is one other vessel facing the
right way !

Colin
GMY Chang Sha
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:39
Just back to the forum, and there has been some sport with these pics. Only comment I would make is 'it pays to be a star'. Really only joking, amazing to be part of it ,at all. I must commend the generous sharing of pics by the film-makers and my new friend Vossie and others, the film people have been following the thread from the start. A good news story indeed.

Joe.
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:44
One of the best threads on here for years. Well done all and congrats to those involved in this great adventure. thumbs up

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin
Re: Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:45
Mark....

You are definately missing one, be sure to check out the second pic....(249.jpg).

M(W&W)F

PS.....The answer lies before you...!!
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:51
Ps. We dropped into Obama's pub in Moneygal on the way home for fun, well Hayes pub, but we call it O'Bama's. It was packed at midday. The bypass took with one hand, and the President gave with the other. They were playing his 'Is feider linn' speech on a continuous loop. smiling smiley

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 22:52
Colin thought he had iit hard, but the 41 had a wee bit of difficulty as well. You see, the 45 was coming alongside the Rambler on one side as the 41 came alongside Changsha on the other. But the 45 has no reverse so she was stopped by ropes and promptly swung the raft through 90' just as the 41 approached. Nice to see the quay move from alongside to directly in front in a few seconds. But sure the 41 made it all the same.

Les 41M
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
05 July, 2011 23:10
That's where I came in, 10 years ago, a Gentlemans Steam Yacht is evident! Alun
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
18 July, 2011 18:11
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
18 July, 2011 19:51
Interesting Mick, I think they got the ages of the barges slightly wrong, and also where they were built, but sure isn't a good summary anyway for the uninitiated.

Les 41M
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
18 July, 2011 20:03
I expect it's quite difficult to make a story about rusty 'oul boats "sexy", for the majority of people, Les.....!!

M(W&W)F
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
06 October, 2011 14:08
That picture of Rambler in this Months photos should read Colnahay not Ballynacargie I think !

John
Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
06 October, 2011 14:29
John,

you are dead right, but I feel the photo was in a "day's bunch" that I had labelled "Ballynacargy" when putting them up on the PC. I am sure those in the background will correct it and label it "Rambler at Coolnahay" , any way Clare would not be pleased as it was the prettiest lock-house on the system. My sadness is that 4E was replaced but there is more !!!

Just to show it was initially my mistake, the two pics below will both have the "Ballynacargy" tag even though the first is 26th lock [ Coolnahay ] and the second is entering lock 28.

Joe.



Re: Is feidir linn! (Bridge lifts! The Rambler heads west on the Royal Canal)
06 October, 2011 14:53
BTW , well done to the back-room people for the links attached to "photos of the month", plenty to read up for the browsers,

Joe.
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