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The bridge at Killaloe
Cruising on Lough Derg
Low speed chase
Moored on a Silver Stream
Ugly Ducklings
The Gold must be in that old church
Moored on Lough Erne
Manor House Marine at Killedeas on Lough Erne
Moored on a Noble Duke
Sunset over Lough Erne
A round tower on Lough Erne
Cruising on a Shannon Star
The majestic Shannon River
Moored on a Shannon Star
Approaching Shannonbridge.
Hi There!
Cruising on the Shannon from Lough Derg
Leaving a gentle wake
Inis Cealtra, Holy Island on Lough Derg
Just drifting...
Cruising on Lough Derg
This looks scarily like a shot from Jaws... no sharks though
Low speed chase
Lough Derg from the shore
Cruising on a Carlow Class
Cruising on a Carlow Class
Sunset over Lough Derg
Moored on Lough Derg
Moored at Portumna Harbour
Moored at Lough Derg
Hi There!
Passing through the swing-bridge at Portumna
Getting ready for the lock
Entering a lock on a Shannon Star
A great view of Shannonbridge
He looks a bit lost...
Leaving a wake on Lough Derg
Gently cruising on the Shannon
It's oh so quiet...
Which one is the Captain?
The break from the lake.
Moored at Killaloe
A calm day on Lough Derg
Moored on a Caprice.
A beautiful sunset on the Shannon
Kick back and watch the world go by.
The Captain and the first mate.
Moored at Jamestown
All present and correct!
Sunset over Lough Derg
Er... you're supposed to have your hands on the wheel to steer?
Navigating on a Corvette
Corvette A moored at Terryglass
Land Ahoy!
A great day for cruising.
Lazing around... and so are the cows.
Entering a lock on a Wave Duke
A stargate on the river.. watergate??
Ready to set off on a Tyrone Class
Dead calm...
Approaching a lock on a Tyrone Class
A lock on the Lough Allen Canal
Passing Castle Island on Lough Key
Moored for the evening.
The Shannon River between Carrick-on-Shannon and Rooskey
Cruising misty waters.
Peaceful cruising on the Shannon River
Watch out for the marker...
Coming up to a lock on the Shannon-Erne waterway
Watch out for leprecauns...
Looking for the crow's nest.
Strange looking cows...
Practicing lasso skills.
Don't get out yet, wait until we're moored!
A Magnifique and an Elegance in a lock.
Cruising past Ballinamore Golf Course on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Cruising lakes on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Moored at Holy Island on Lough Erne
Cruising into Enniskillen on a Kilkenny Class
I hope we fit...
'Cos I'm Happy...
Right a bit... Right a bit...
Taking an Elegance on to Lough Derg
A dance.. on a river....
Happy to be cruising
Taking an Elegance into a lock... very carefully.
Is it a bird?
Wait for me!
Recommended for cruising the Shannon - Cheerleaders!
Cruising the Boyle River on a Kilkenny Class
Please please give me some bread!
Catch a big one!
Which one is the cabin boy?
The sun setting on Holy Island on Lough Erne
I'm sure we left the boat here...
We'll get that crock of gold yet...
Taking an Inver Duke across Lough Erne
Gently cruising on a Caprice
A pair of Caprices moored
Approaching the lift bridge at Rooskey
A very low-speed chase
The bridge is up - Go Go Go
I'm sure there's a turn here...
Local Wildlife
A slow, lazy evening cruise
Sunset on the Shannon
Back seat driver?
Epic... Assasins Creed type Epic
Signets by the river bank
Sunset on the Shannon
Nice Catch!
Shannon traffic police
Cooking up a storm
Is that map upside down?
Taking a P935W through a lock.
You don't have to stay there, you can tie the rope to the cleat...
Er... shouldn't somebody be driving?
Heading to Clonmacnoise on an Elegance
Celtic Cross at Clonmacnoise
Just cruising...
Elegance moored at Clonmacnoise
A round tower at Clonmacnoise
Cruising the Canal
Oh Dear, I hope he's ok!
Moored on a Kilkenny Class
Approaching a Lock
Taking a Kilkenny Class through a Lock
More hungry swans
Swan Lake?
Ready to moor a Shannon Star
Crossing a lake on a Shannon Star
Taking a Shannon Star through a Lock
Moored on a Shannon Star
Peace, Love and Alcohol.
Shouldn't he be looking forward?
The Captains Table
If Carlsberg did Holidays...
Passing through Athlone
All present and correct.
Cruising in the sunshine
Moored at Athlone
Taking a Kilkenny Class through a Lock
The Queen of the World!
Happy Fishermen
Don't hit the brakes!
Look, no hands!
Nothing like a nice cup of tea.
All present and correct!
Very slow surfing.
What a happy crew.
Cruising on the Shannon River
A fantastic view of Shannonbridge on the Shannon River
The majestic Shannon River
Lough Key Forest Park on the Shannon River
An Elegance moored at Rooskey
Moored on an Elegance
Shannon Star moored in the fog
Sunset on the Shannon
Official planning meeting
Moored on a Shannon Star
Swans waiting for their breakfast
Taking a Shannon Star through a lock
All present and correct-ish
Sunset over a Clare Class at Rooskey
The Captain's on the way...
Relaxing after a hard day's cruising
What a happy bunch!
Cruising the Jamestown Canal on a Clare Class
Cruising towards Lanesboro
Enjoying the countryside...
Window cleaning service?
I hope you don't hit your head off the bridge!
The chase is on!
I think it might be pirates.
Angry Clouds!
I can see him...
Why do I think this horse should have a hat on?
Gateway to the Grand Canal
Boats moored
Mountshannon on a rainy Monday morning
Cruising Lough Key
Carrick-on-Shannon at night
Cruising the Jamestown Canal on a Consul
Consul at Carrick-on-Shannon
Moored on a lake
Moored at Rooskey
Taking a Clare Class through a Lock on the Lough Allen Canal
Moored at Gings Pub in Carrick-on-Shannon
Is it a bird? Sorry, wrong super hero
Clarendon Lock at Lough Key
Moored at Clarendon Lock
Why isn't the boat moving?
Visting Portumna Castle
Where's our dinner??
Looks dangerous, there might be pirates.
We'll find that crock of gold yet...
A Vision 4 moored
I'm sure the boat was here somewhere...
The real Captain
Ducks on the mooch again
Moored on a Consul
Silver Breeze moored at Athlone
Hardy Fishermen in the fog
Cruising from Banagher
The chase is on!
Leaving a wake
Ready to cast off Cap'n
I caught one!
A small pike
Moored on a Kilkenny Class
Boats moored near Carrick-on-Shannon
I  Like Pike!
Push Harder!
Mind the gates...
Moored at Shannonbridge on a Lake Star
View of the river from Clonmacnoise
A leisurely cruise on the canal
Captain on the bridge!
Bridge on the Lock Allen Canal
Cruising lock Boderg in March
Going up!
Moored in a Town Star
Nice Catch!
Driving a Shannon Star
We look sooooo cool!
I hope I don't have to stay here all day...
Taking an Elegance on the Jamestown Canal
Cruising Lough Key on an Elegance
Lazy days cruising a canal
Moored in a quiet spot
Sunset on the Shannon
I'm sure there's a crock of gold around here somewhere.
A fabulous sunset on the Shannon
All is quiet on the shannon
Approaching the lock at Drumshanbo on a Consul
Cruising the on a Consul
Somewhere, over this rainbow...
Nothing like a nice cup of tea - it is tea, isn't it?
Just married, how sweet!
Mmmm, Breakfast by the river
Gone Fishin'
Carlow Class moored at Holy Island on Lough Erne
Teddy Bear's Picnic
We've got a tail...
Er... Is this driver old enough to drive this boat?
View of the Shannon Erne Waterway from a Caprice Cruiser
Cruising on the Shannon Erne Waterway
Mind the Markers
What a Sky!
Crossing Lough Ree on a Carlow Class
Enjoying the August Sunshine
Taking a Carlow Class through a lock in Athlone
Approaching Athlone on a Carlow Class
Moored at Athlone
Cruising a canal on a Carlow Class
Ready for the Shannon River Adventure
Shouldn't you be looking the other way?
Under the Bridge
Cruising the Lough Allen Canal
Island hopping
When cruising, always take something to reed.
Moored at Rooskey
Rooskey Lock
Don't do that, he'll follow you home.
Just relax and watch the water go by
Maybe I should start the engine...
I hope the boat doesn't move
Nice Pike!
Relaxing in the sunshine on a Carlow Class
Wait - there's no plank...
Back seat driver?
Panoramic view of boats moored.
Panoramic view of boats moored.
Driving a P1107W Classic
A hearty breakfast before a hard days cruising
How are we going to get down there?
Did we take a wrong turn?
Moored at Carrick on a Lake Star
Surfing, Shannon Style
Lough Derg from the bow of a Shannon Star
A brace of Shannon Stars moored for the night
Family Trad Session on Lough Derg
A Carlow Class moored near Ballinamore
At a lock on the Shannon-Erne waterway
Boats at Dromod Harbour
Boats at Dromod Harbour
Boats going through a lock
Panoramic view of Tarmonbarry lock
Rooskey Bridge on the Shannon
Sunset on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Panoramic view of boats moored near Clonmacnoise
Fishing from the jetty at Clonmacnoise
Land Ahoy
Ducks on the mooch
Passing some boats near Leitrim
Straight on, left at the next pub.
Taking a Carlow Class through a lock
Moored for the evening, off to the pub!
Yes, it's safe to get off.
Make sure it's tied properly...
No slouching on the job!
Learning the ropes in a lock
Cruising towards the sunset
Engine wake on a Carlow Class
The pier at Banagher
Crew, all present and mostly correct.
Naw, ya can't eat that!
A great photo of Shannonbridge
Ooops! I forgot me trousers...
Stealth horses, native to Leitrim
Vision 3 moored
View from the Bridge
Ready for dinner?
Caught in a lock
A canal
Jetty by Sunset
Moored Lake Star
Look at those waves
Carlow Class moored
Nice scarf captain
A lock
A beautiful reflection
Very blue river
Carlow Class on the river
Carlow Class from behind
The Lockkeeper's house
The grass is greener on the other side
Mirrored Image
Still water
Mossy bridge
Relaxing in the back of the boat
Carlow Class
Operating a lock
Enjoying themselves
Put your feet up!
A very straight canal
Sunny day in a lock
Having an eggcelent time
Looking for directions
Sailing on the railing
The whole crew
Old bridge on a canal
A row of boats
A family cruise
Caught one!
And another!
A long canal
A beautiful bridge
Eunson Crew Photo
Nice hats!
The river
Word up
A ray of sunshine
Always time for a selfie
Hanging in there!
Slipping and sliding
A marker by sunset
Was it snowing?
Why they call it the Emerald Isle
Flower Power
The captain and his first mate
A Carlow Class on Lough Ree
Taking a Carlow Class through a Lock
Coming to moor in Athlone
Chong Sun on the Clare Class
I can see my house from here
Mah Jong anyone?
Driver and navigator
Coming from harbour on a Limerick Class
Up Periscope!
An attempt to escape
Cruising the tranquil waters of the Shannon
Getting away from it all
Silver Spirit moored for the night
Are we there yet?
Land Ahoy!
Relax and have a drink
The Majestic Shannon River
Discovering Boyle on the Shannon River
Mmm - Dinner Time!
High speed chase on the Shannon
Beer anyone?
Singing a pirate shanty... maybe
Cruising on a Magnifique
Entering Athlone on an Elegance
Sunset on the Shannon
Is it a mermaid?
A busy lock on the Shannon
Mooring an Elegance
Moored beside riverside apartments
I wonder what they taste like?
Going to catch some fish
Taking a Carlow Class through a Lock
Driving a Carlow Class
Passing Clonmacnoise
Sunset on a Carlow Class
Carlow Class moored at Dromod Harbour
Cruising in a Carlow Class at sunset
Crossing Lough Ree
Slowly cruising the Shannon River
I hope the navigator knows where he's going
Enjoying some romance on the river
I don't think we're going to fit under there.
Cruising the still waters of the Lough Allen Canal
Passing through a Lock on the a Kilkenny Class Cruiser
Taking a Lake Star through a Lock
Looking for Mooring
Mind your Head!
Shouldn't somebody be driving?
So hard to get good help these days.
Wait a minute - is she walking on water?
Is it the next left?
Aye Aye Captain!
Going through a Lock on the P1107W Penichette
Steering a Folk Class on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Folk Class Barge
Ready to board the Magnifique
A real family holiday!
Taking a Magnifique through Tarmonbarry  Lock
Magnifique moored at Lanesborough
If only I could reach the wheel I'd show you...
At least the beer is cold
Look, no hands (almost)
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Amhairghin Doran on the ropes at Lough Key
Oisin Doran behind the wheel  on the Shannon
Passing Castle Island on Lough Key
Might as well try to catch something...
Driver and navigator
Nice Catch!
Taking a Magnifique through a Lock
Cruising from Carrick-on-Shannon on a Town Star
Mmmmm - Breakfast!
Sunroof View
Driving a Town Star
Coming up to a bridge, mind your head!
Sunbathing on a jetty
Taking a dinghy out on a lake
Anything biting?
Are we lost?
A definite thumbs-up!
Moored at the bridge at Knockvicar
Cruising from Carrick-on-Shannon on a Fermanagh Class
Fishing from a Magnifique
Narrow bridge ahead.
Cruisers moored at Carrick-on-Shannon
Enjoying the Sunshine on a Shannon Star, Lough Derg
There has to be a fish in there somewhere.
A great day for a dip in the Lake
Lake Star moored a Lough Key
An Elegance at Portumna
Captain, First Mate and Cabin Boy - not sure who's who though.
Nice shoes...
Sunbathing ducks!
Napping on a Carlow Class
Just chilling
A little bit of bonding on the river
Sun sets over the Shannon
Moored up at Crom on the Erne
Under the bridge
Enjoying the sunshine on a Kilkenny Class
Sailing in shades
Cruising on a Kilkenny Class
View of Lough Key
Behave - The captain's looking!
Sun setting over the Shannon
Happy Captain
Enjoying the sun
Drumming up support
Nice weather for a barbeque
Nice Rod!
I was sure there was a fish...
Cruising past Clonmacnoise
Moored in a Silver Stream
Excellent photo of a sunset on the Shannon River
Nice day for a dip.
Cruising across Lough Ree
Shouldn't you be looking the other way?
Just making it back before dark.
Enjoying a little sunshine in the quayside
More swans trying to mooch food... they never give up!
Prepare to be Boarded!
I know there's a way in somewhere...
Land Ahoy!
Is the boat leaning??
The Black Pearl P1120
I want to drive!
Dutch Class moored on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Dutch Class moored on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Cruising the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Best seat in the house
Er... your other left!
These kids really know how to relax
Cruising on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
mmmm.... This is making me hungry
On the lookout for pirates.
All hands on deck... or not
This is a very big surfboard...
I'm King of the.... oh never mind!
A buoy and a bird on the river...
A cuppa for the captain.
Sunset on the Shannon River in Ireland
A beer, a boat and a sunset - what could be better?
Got any cheese?
All aboard for the magical mystery tour
Anybody see  my bike?
Where's my Captains hat?
How's my driving?
The real Captain!
I'm too good, everybody left.
More moochy swans - got any bread?
Just kicking back and enjoying the river Shannon
Settling on board the Wateford Class
Mooring a Waterford Class Cruiser
Like my driving?
Doesn't this go any faster?
Queen of the World!
Cruising on a Crusader
This is hard work...
Mark Scarff on board a Kilkenny Class
Cruising out of the base in Carrick-on-Shannon
Cruising in the sunshine
What's not to smile about?
I love you man...
Are you sure you know where you're going?
Taking a moment
Mooring for the evening on a Waterford Class
Cruising under a bridge on the way from Carrick-on-Shannon
Cruising in a Carlow Class
Cruising past islands on Lough Key
Relaxing on the stern of a Shannon Star
Crusing across a lake
Mmm - this looks really good!
Taking a Roscommon Class through a Lock
A view of lough Boderg from Albert Lock near Jamestown.
Ian Hoyle and his crew aboard the Roscommon Class Cruiser
Not much concentration involved....really!
Relaxing on the Magnifque flybridge with friends and family.
Enjoying a pint in Roosky.
Just cruising...
Getting underway from Crom Castle on a Dutch Class barge
Brook Park near Enniskillen.
Fishermans dating agency?
Cruising by the ruins of an old monastery
The O39Rourke Family Ready to cruise.
Cruising past monastic ruins
Keeping a Carlow Class steady in a lock.
Having fun on the Lough Allen Canal
Taking a Clare Class through a lock
Land Ahoy! Robert Downey and Jim Donnelly on lookout
The Coyne Family from Dublin cruising the Shannon/Erne Waterway on a 45ft Barge.
Relaxing on a 45ft Barge on the Shannon/Erne Waterway.
A Silver Crest moored at Dromineer harbour.
A beer garden at a pub in Banagher.
Gregor Rudolph examining a peat bog near Shannonbridge.
Ole Rudolph, Captain of the Lake Star!
Sunset over the river.
Ines Rudolph fishing from the back of the Lake Star as they make their way downriver.
Myrko & Ole Rudolph rowing in the rain.
Breakfast on a Caprice - the audience is useful if you run out of milk!
Athlone has some very unique buskers.
Feeding the ducks from the rear deck of a Town Star while waiting for a lock on the Shannon/Erne Waterway.
Leaving a lock on the Lough Allen canal.
Relaxing at Crom Castle on Lough Erne.
Horse whispering at Swan Island on the Shannon/Erne Waterway.
Exploring the waterways on a dinghy.
Tricky work navigating the narrow waterways on a Glen Star.
Swans & signets visiting a Magnifique at Carrick-on-Shannon.
Cruising past Clonmacnoise.
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