Thursday Doors – Boats on the River Erne.

Boats have doors so for this week’s Thursday Doors post we’ll be looking at some of the many types of boats you can see on the River Erne. This first image was snapped at the marina on one of my regular walks around Belturbet, County Cavan. It’s so nice to see all the activity taking place once again on the water, now that the strict lockdown has been lifted.

On a recent quick trip to Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, which also sits on the Erne, I saw this beautiful barge. It looks a bit like the one in the first image but they are very different in design. Some of my family rented a holiday home a few miles outside Belturbet and I managed to get some nice shots there, just before the sun went down.

The River Erne is the second longest river in Ulster. It rises 214 feet above sea level in Lough Gowna on the Cavan/Longford border and flows through Counties Cavan, Fermanagh and Donegal before reaching the coast and the Atlantic. Cavan county reputedly has 365 lakes and the Erne river is said to have an island for each day of the year. It connects with Ireland’s longest river, the Shannon, so you can see why boats are so popular. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my Thursday Doors post this week. I’ll leave you with this short account of some of the history and legends surrounding the many islands of the Erne.

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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21 Responses to Thursday Doors – Boats on the River Erne.

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I always enjoy seeing boats on the water.

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  2. sydspix says:

    Loved seeing the boats!

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  3. Hi. Beautiful places to live in or visit. You know, I’m not sure if I ever heard of the River Erne before. I guess I just haven’t been paying attention!

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    Your pics of the boats are lovely. Make me long to be near the water. I like this: “the Erne river is said to have an island for each day of the year.” That’s kind of fun.

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  6. The barge is a beauty, Jean. I also really like the shot of the rowboat in the gallery at the end. Nice to see someone else did Thursday Doors even though Norm’s taking a break. πŸ™‚ I read that and then scheduled a post anyway. Habits are hard to break.


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  7. In times we stay home it’s all the more wonderful to see your everyday – thursday – images. Thank you Jean!

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  8. Jennie says:

    So many different kinds of boats. Great post, Jean.

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  9. I walked by the marina today and there were even more boats. Many people in Ireland are having staycations instead of travelling abroad this summer so I guess that’s why there are so many boats around.


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