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A few days ago.
Hawthorn gets in a lock, and it's taking a long time for the gate to shut. Till eventually, they refuse to close entirely, or open.
We call the lock keeper, who arrives within 10 minutes. The hydraulic system had been leaking. He went to get a few gallons of oil, came back and refilled the system immediately, so we could all get through. The engineer would fix it later. Waterways Ireland are really good that way.