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Helpful lock keepers

Posted by Tillerman53 
Helpful lock keepers
31 March, 2019 10:34
Just a note on our helpful Shannon lock keepers. I was bringing a barge up from Athlone yesterday to Leitrim Village and it was quite push against the flow. Left Athlone at 06.30, expecting to make it to Roosky, or maybe Jamestown before the locks closed at 18.30. Surprisingly, we found ourelves approaching Roosky just before 13.00, so I phoned the lock keeper and told him we might just get there before the hour. He waited for us and put us through even though it was 13.01 when we arrived. He also said we would have enough headroom to get under without a bridge lift. We did, with barely 4" to spare!!! This enabled us to ge into Leitrim by

Re: Helpful lock keepers
31 March, 2019 10:38
..... by 17.00. So hats off a d a big thank you to those who help speed us on our way.

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