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Shannon Harbour, Co. Offaly

Shannon Harbour has the older/regional name Cluain Uaine Bheag meaning 'Clononey Beg' or 'little Clononey' after the distance and population and low laying land of the area in comparison to the other side of a stream off the River Brosna, this townsland is called Cluain Uaine Mhor/ Clononey Mor/ 'Big Clononey' ). It is a small village on the banks of the Grand Canal of Ireland. There are facilities for boats to park up on the edge of the canal. There are two pubs in the village, McIntyre's and the Canal Bar. The Canal Bar opens annually for the Shannon Harbour boat rally in which one of the village families assemble their amusement rides for the fairground. In recent years the village has seen a turnover- it has gotten a new road, footpaths, a children's playground, showering facilities for boaters and a community hall.

The Shannon Harbour area lies between Griffith Bridge, a sharp hump-back twist over the Grand Canal and the Railway Bridge, a loop - around bridge over a hidden, derelict, railway.

The village is known as the place where the Shannon, Brosna and Grand Canal meet; a great fishing destination for salmon, perch and pike. See also[edit source | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland

Uaine Bheag There is an Irish tune by the name Uaine Bheag. It is a waltz. A recording of this tune by the Irish group Slide can be found on their album entitled Harmonic Motion
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Harbour Masters House Harbour Masters House

Shannon Harbour, Birr, Co. Offaly
In idyllic Shannon Harbour, the restored Harbourmaster’s House was built in 1806 and sits on the banks of the Grand Canal. It offers a scenic rooftop balcony, full Irish breakfast, and free private parking.

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