Written before the trip
Both sent much the same material, and from these I sent faxes to several hire companies in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
- Baggot Street Bridge, Dublin 2 and also
- The Northern Ireland Tourist Board, St. Anne's Court, 59 North Street, Belfast BT1 1NB
And so our daughter can spend the weekend with us if she wants we have selected a Town Star - a boat advertised as sleeping three (1976: 5/6 berth, see pictures below). Emerald Star have three bases but the one we have chosen is at Belturbet so that we can see Enniskillen which is where some of my wife's family came from!
- Emerald Star Line, 47 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Emerald Star Line are also one of the few Cruiser Hire Companies with an Internet site. There is also an Irish Inland Waterways Association site at the internet.
The basic cost for a week at that time of year is IR£380 which came through on my credit card as £404. We have been sent good documentation - a Captain's Handbook and a Cruise Planner, a form to order provisions which they say they will put on board, and confirmation of the booking.
From CompuServe European Forum, Pictures: Emerald Star Line 1976