This time we view the activities at the eastern side of the bridge
which are very different, from my first visit of twenty-five years ago
and am pleased to see the new berths with the modern services.
The sturdy road bridge at Shannon Harbour called Griffith’s Bridge was named after Richard Griffiths one of the directors of the Canal company who built the
This beautiful steam launch named Maggie caught my eye and I would very much liked to have removed the cover and viewed her details, which I imagine are excellent.
Nice touch to see a bucket of flowers at the end of the pontoon!
Look at this beauty with her almost vertical stem and bulwarks along with a pulpit rail.
Once again my admiration goes to her owner for having such a ship-shape craft.
Having mentioned the pulpit guard rail there is an error in believing that a stern guard rail is a pushpit rail, this completely wrong for both are pulpit rails and pulpit means a place where a person may lean on a speak from - ok lecture over.
Further upstream all manner are craft are moored along the bank.
Those tall buildings (ruin) are all that remains of the Grand Hotel that was built to accommodate travellers and patrons of the Grand Canal in late 19th century.
More moored boats !
I have not yet finished with Shannon Harbour as you will
see in my next blog post.