“BOOK ON THE BANN WITH A GREAT FLOWING STYLE AND SUPERB WATERCOLOURS”

Brian Cassells, the former President of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland has teamed up with his old friend Brian Courtney, a retired journalist to produce a well written and informative text which blends perfectly with the superb watercolours of Gillian Lutton, a renowned local artist. The book takes us on a geographical and historical trip from the source of the Upper Bann among the picturesque Mourne mountains, right to the Bannfoot where the river enters Lough Neagh, calling en route in places like Hilltown, Rathfriland, Banbridge Gilford, Lurgan and Portadown. The text leaves the course of the river from time to time to inform us of interesting places such as Tandragee and Loughgall. There is great historic detail about the linen trade which was once so prominent along the Upper Bann, but which has long since faded into history. A beautiful hardback book that will grace anyone’s collection of waterways volumes for many years