The first of six episodes of our new production: "Waterways - The Royal Canal" was aired on Sunday the 2nd October 2011 on RTE 1. In episode one, Dick Warner meets the crew of ‘Rambler’ – the 70ft barge he will travel the Royal Canal on. He and the crew travel through the Liffey Sea Lock up through Sheriff Street and on the banks of the Royal Canal at Mountjoy Prison, Dick meets Ulick O’Connor. Ulick vividly recounts Brendan Behan’s notorious antics and humorous escapades. In Glasnevin cemetery Dick pays his respects to one of Ireland’s greatest heroes Michael Collins and his darling fiancée Kitty Kiernan. His friend Ken Whelan takes him fly fishing in Finglas and after a long days’ travelling, he and the Rambler crew make it over the intricate M50 interchange and on to the 12th Lock at Blanchardstown.
You can see the promo clips, and read more about the production on the RTE website.
"In the early 1990's, Dick Warner, naturalist and broadcaster, journeyed through the canals of Ireland in a canal boat. His adventures were captured in four series entitled "Waterways" for RTE. In this exciting new series of Waterways, Dick Warner returns ..."