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Vol. 25 Issue 4.
You'll have read earlier of Dick Warner's comments at the launch, in Leighlinbridge, of the brochure Pleasure Cruising on the River Barrow. The very colourful 16-page brochure describes the Barrow, its towns, activities in the area and various attractions. It provides information on five operations: Valley Boats at Graignamanagh, South Star Cruisers near Bagenalstown, Barrowline Cruisers in Ballyhide, Ceatharlach Moorings in Carlow and Vicarstown Leisure Barges at Vicarstown. Information from Carlow Rural Tourism: tel 0503 30411, fax 0503 30477, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
From time to time, thoughts of the outland waterways are permitted. That being so, let me recommend Ireland from the Sea by Andrew Phelan, a Waterford man who became an English judge. This account of a voyage around Ireland is very well-written and well-presented; congratulations to the author and to Wolfhound Press. A snip at £9.99 and just the thing for the Christmas stocking.
Our sister-organisation in the UK has a new Chairman, a new address and a new website. The new Chairman of the Inland Waterways Association is Richard Drake; the new address is PO Box 114, Rickmansworth, WD3 1ZY, UK; tel 0044 1923 711 114; fax 0044 1923 897 000; email email@example.com. And the new website is http://waterway.org.uk/index.htm.
North Barrow Branch reports that the dry dock at Athy would be completed and ready for use by the end of the year.
Eoghan Ganly (Dublin) writes: