Even after a refreshing and long awaited break over the Christmas period, it feels good to be back in harness. We travelled to Co Offaly for the New Year to stay with Gráinne’s brother and family – her parents and sister also came along. Good food, good wine – a lovely few days. The Grand Canal runs nearby – a great place for walking, particularly at this time of year.
This link from the Inland Waterways Association shows the location of the picture on the right as being beside the lock near cappyroe bridge. The map also shows the section of the canal that used to run to the famous whiskey distillery at Kilbeggan; Coal & grain one way – whiskey the other;