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Shannon Blueway launched with a splash

Shannon Blueway launched with a splash

21 October 2014

IRISH Minister Heather Humphreys TD, and actor and producer Carrie Crowley joined with over 300 walkers and paddlers to open the Shannon Blueway in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.
The Shannon Blueway runs from Drumshanbo through Battlebridge and Leitrim Village to Carrick on Shannon. It includes 16.5km of water trail and over 10km of walking routes in three loops.
It provides a range of recreational leisure activities such as walking, cycling, canoeing, fishing and cruising all linked by the waterways to local towns and villages.
 

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Quagga mussel discovered for first time in UK

20 October 2014

AN INVASIVE mussel, the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis), has been discovered in the south east. It is the first time the invasive non-native species has been recorded in the UK.

The discovery was made by Environment Agency teams carrying out routine water quality testing on River Wraysbury. It has subsequently been found in the nearby Wraysbury reservoir too.

 

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26 September 2014

Crick Marina: A Great Place To Moor

Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country, based on its quiet and central location, friendly people, realistic prices and, since 2000, its annual boat show. Visit: www.crickmarina.com

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Feature Articles

There’s life in the old lock gates yet!

There’s life in the old lock gates yet!

2 June 2014

AFTER dealing with the damage caused by the winter’s storms, Buckingham Canal Society (BCS) work party volunteers have been working alongside a group from Network Rail for a team building day.
The task was to put a pair of old lock gates to good use again at Hyde Lane Lock within the Buckingham Canal Nature Reserve near Thornborough Mill. BCS leases the reserve from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and manage it on their behalf.
 

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What's On

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

20 October 2014

THE adventures of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse will delight audiences young and old at the Puppet Theatre Barge.
Suitable for 3-8 year-olds, these two famous cousins visit each other and both experience new sights and sounds, ending up all the wiser as a result of these adventures brought to life with music, songs and rod puppets.
 

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Videos

Whilton Marina: Checking a Stern Gear on a Hull Survey

23 September 2014

EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. This video clip explains how a boat surveyor checks a stern gear on a hull when they are doing a survey.

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Issue Oct 2014

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♦ Restoration raffle’s £5000
♦ Riverbed is investigated
♦ Lifeboats parade at Saul IWA pageant
♦ Trip boats return to Olympic waterway
♦ Have a go at steering a 70ft narrowboat
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