Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The River Slaney



Irish video documentary about the River Slaney


The River Bann



Irish video documentary about the River Bann


The River Feale


Irish video documentary about the River Feale

The River Lee




Irish video documentary about the River Lee

The River Foyle



Irish video documentary about the River Foyle


The River Erne



Irish video documentary about the River Erne


The River Boyne




Irish video documentary about the Boyne River.

The River Barrow

The Munster Blackwater River

The River Suir


Stunning views of an Irish river. From humble beginnings in the Devil's Bit Mountains in Tipperary, the River Suir flows gracefully through some of Munster's most beautiful countryside until it empties itself into the sea at Waterford Harbour. At over 183km from source to sea, the Suir is one of Ireland's longest and greatest rivers, as it makes its way through Thurles, Holycross, Cahir, Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir and Waterford City. Abhainn: captures the magic of the river with stunning aerial footage and unique footage of some of the region's most beautiful riverscapes.

The River Suir has been an active witness to all stages of Irish history. For early settlers it was important for transport and food, while later visitors such as the Vikings and the Normans, it was their point of entry into Ireland. Strongbow, Gráinne Mhaol, King John and Cromwell have all crossed its waters, so it's no surprise that banks of the river are studded with castles, towers and great houses.

But even faraway battlefields are remembered along the river -- in Cahir "Crimean Bob", a famous horse that survived the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Battle of Balaklava is buried and commemorated in the local Army Barracks where he died after long years of retirement from battle.

But it's not all about history. The river is a magical ecosystem and home to variety of bird & animal life and a great getaway for human recreation.

In Clonmel, Shay Hurley tells us of the unusual history of the local Working Men's Boat Club and its part in the War of Independence, while we also learn of Waterford's unique contribution to Irish cuisine. Not only was the rasher and the cream cracker invented there, but Waterford's Huguenots introduced a new kind of breakfast bread, the Blaa. Today, this centuries old tradition is kept alive by the Walsh brothers in the Déise's capital.

Rivers are more than just a geographical feature in our landscapes. For thousands of years rivers have been part of who we are and have shaped what we have become. Rivers have taken on magical, religious, mythical qualities in ancient times. They've been the major transportation routes of old, which opened up the country to newcomers both welcome and unwelcome, they're the motorway network of ancient times. As natural barriers Rivers are and have traditionally marked the borders of tribal territories -- often fiercely defended. River crossings have been the venue for many a battle. In later centuries the energy of our rivers have been captured by watermills and hydro electric plants but this intrinsic life force and energy has always been recognised in ancient Irish cultures for whom the rivers were living goddesses.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Lough Neagh October Dollaghan

A fresh Dollaghan for October, dollaghan are Lough Neagh brown trout, they run the Lough Neagh rivers in summer and autumn to spawn in November.They behave much the same as sea trout, coming to life at night, the darker the night the better. This one was taken on a goldhead hares ear in daylight, mostly because it gets down to them for they are not known for rising to dry flys very often.

4 Pound October Dollaghan Trout caught during the day

October Dollaghan Trout caught by night and released
An August 5 pound Dollaghan

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

89.5cm seatrout estimated at 14.75lb from Lough Currane

Salmon and Sea Trout: C&Rplease let me goThere was some great action wit...:

There was some great action with the C&R fly rod and the videophone, all the action came from Mr. Paul ...

89.5cm seatrout estimated at 14.75lb from Lough Currane