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.