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High tide at Shannonbridge
19 March, 2019 10:50

We were trying to bring a barge from Lough Derg north to Lanesborough over the weekend but things didn't work out that way.

Had a lumpy crossing from Clondavaun into Portumna on Saturday but nothing that exciting. Departed Portumna after 14:30 bridge, got through Meelick Lock in fairly short order and eventually arrived in Banagher in failing light at about 18:30.

Bit slow on the leg up to Meelick but Meelick to Banagher was a real slog. Especially through Shannon Grove. Water in Banagher was just below the main walls in the harbour.

Did a recce by car on Sunday AM and reckoned we could just about moor in the old barge harbour. (Main jetties below the bridge were completely underwater) Departed Banagher and after taking over an hour to get as far as Shannon Harbour decided discretion was the better part of valour and ducked in to the tranquility of the canal.

Visiting both Banagher and Shannonbridge on the way home and realised that the water levels were still rising. Quays in main harbour in Banagher now partly submerged and barge harbour in Shannonbridge under water and water starting to flood car-park.

Interesting times.

GMY Chang Sha

Re: High tide at Shannonbridge
19 March, 2019 12:14
Strange time of the year for such flooding on the callows. Safe trip whenever you get going again.
Re: High tide at Shannonbridge
19 March, 2019 12:54
Kincora Harbour was not too bad the water is about a foot lower that the peak of 2009 - and thanks to the pontoon extensions put in at that time things are looking good for now.

Did a drive-by of:-

Taumgraney - Quay Wall under water (as is half the carpark) - very strong flow on river.
Scarriff - water a couple of inches below the harbour wall.
Mountshannon - water almost at harbour wall level.
Dromaan - water a couple of inches below harbour wall.
Re: High tide at Shannonbridge
19 March, 2019 13:49
Hi Colin, no surprise here, airdraft gauge at Leitrim Village showing 2.55mt. Swans swimming around bench at Carthy's.
Hotel marina jetties are above the wall.

Re: High tide at Shannonbridge
19 March, 2019 16:57
Leitrim Village courtesy of Phil.


Re: High tide at Shannonbridge
20 March, 2019 13:48
Several boats from LDYC moved to Dromineer Public Harbour this morning based on advice.

We met Margaret (WI Inspector) who was very helpful in facilitating our temporary move.

Looking forward to moving back to LDYC in a week or so.


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