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This tour starts in Borris in Ossory. Originally a cluster around the ruined fifteenth Century Fitzpatrick castle, the village grew along the eighteenth Century coach road and depended on the woolen trade. North of the village is Kyle or Cluain Ferta Molua, the site of a monastery, founded by Saint Lugaid or Molua who came from Limerick and died in 609. Borris in Ossory lies beneath the beautiful Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Barrowline Cruisers is a family owned narrowboat hire company based on the Grand Canal at Vicarstown, County Laois. Their well equipped base is ideally located to allow passengers to explore the full extent of both the Grand Canal and river Barrow.
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