Lock-keeping In Jig-time

I don’t know what took me so long. I should’ve found these boys long ago.

Ye Vagabonds are brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn.

This is us putting ourselves through a lock near Digby Bridge, Co.Kildare along with the tune Buried my Wife & Danced on Top of Her.  

A good few people have been wondering if we’re driving ourselves around in the barge on our All Boats Rise tour, or how we manage the locks along the way. Wherever possible, we get help from a friendly lock-keeper, which is faster and easier than stopping to have one of us jump off, prepare the lock, and then stopping again on the other side. If the lock-keeper is busy or on their day off, we’ll just do it ourselves.

Time-lapse shot by our dear friend Myles O’Reilly.

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