Watch this teaser trailer for Waterways and see what is in store from Dick Warner and the crew of the Rambler as they travel across Ireland via the Royal Canal.
In this clip from episode one, Dick meets up with his old friend Ken Whelan and they both enjoy some fishing on the Tolka river in Finglas. Unfortunately the fish weren't biting!
In this clip from episode two, Dick tells us about the notoriously dangerous stretch known as the Deep Sinking where accidents (sometimes fatal) were common.
Groundskeeper John Plummer tells us about the white-clawed crayfish that are found under the waterfall on grounds of Carton House near Maynooth
Dick arrives in 'Hill Of Down', a close-knit community in Meath. They he gets warm welcome from the locals, along with a big summer barbecue.
Dick and the crew navigate the second sinking they have encountered on their journey. This is a narrow and shallow stretch of canal.
Dick visits Killucan Railway Station - an abandoned railway station that hasn't had a train stop at its platforms in 47 years!
The Rambler ambles along a particularly serene passage of the canal and Dick speaks with Michael Kenny from the I.P.P.C about the amphibians found in the reeds
At Corlea Trackway Center in Keenagh, Co. Longford, Dick speaks with Noel Carberry who explains how the carnivorous plants catch their prey.
Dick reminds himself of the many great memories of the trip and and he and the crew celebrate as The Rambler finally reaches The River Shannon
This clips shows the crew of the Rambler navigating Effin' Bridge - given its name by the numerous angry sailors unlucky enough to miss its scheduled lifting times
After a difficult journey through Dublin's locks, the Rambler glides over the M50 aqueduct where rail, road and water meet in a stunning show of modern engineering.
Dick Warner shows use the Leixslip Spa, a recently refurbished Roman style bath that was built on a hot spring in the late 1700's by a local entrepreneur.
John Mc Keown, from Waterway's Ireland, explains to Dick how they have reinforced the Blackwater Aqueduct during their restoration process.
Dick and his good friend Stewart drive to Kinnegad to experience a unique game of Drive-In Bingo!
Dick explores the Lower Owel feeder canal in his canoe. This miniature canal sits at The Royal Canal's summit and is its water source.
Dick joins pilot David Bruton for a spin in his Bucker Bu 131 'Jungmann' as they go searching for the Chang Sha - Ramblers old friend.
The new scenery - while beautiful - brings with it many difficult twists and turns in the canal. Along with Rambler's massive hull this can make maneuvering difficult!
The Rambler arrives at the first junction since they left Dublin. There is an old unrestored branch line of the canal which serves Longford Town.
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