Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo The Irish Sailing Association

Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
Minister of State for Flood Relief Seán Canney addresses Environ 2017 in Athlone on Monday 10 April
Inland Waterways
#Shannon - Minister of State for Flood Relief Seán Canney outlined a range of additional measures being taken to address flood risk on the River Shannon at the recent Environ 2017 conference in Athlone. Speaking at the event in AIT…
New Waters & Communities Awards For Tidy Towns 2017
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has partnered with Inland Fisheries Ireland and Local Authority Waters and Communities Office to create a new Tidy Towns Special Award for 2017. The Waters and Communities Award and has been established to recognise communities who…
The incident occurred by a jetty at Devenish Island on Lough Erne, near Enniskillen
Inland Waterways
#LoughErne - A Donegal woman drowned after a boating accident on Lough Erne late on Wednesday night, as RTÉ News reports. The woman is believed to have fallen overboard from a hired vessel she and her husband and children has been…
Portumna Harbour – Picture L-R  Paddy Matthews, Failte Ireland  Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly Galway County Council  Dawn Livingstone, Chief Executive, Waterways Ireland  Seán Canney, TD, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief
Inland Waterways
The Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Mr. Seán Canney, T.D., today opened the refurbished Harbour and Amenity Park on the Shannon Navigation in Portumna. Developed by Waterways Ireland, Galway County Council and the…
Cross-border canal:  (L-R) F Fox, Fox Contracts, D Livingstone CEO, Waterways Ireland, Minister Humphreys, P Graham & S Acheson Waterways Ireland
Inland Waterways
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, visited the construction site on the Ulster Canal at Derrykerrib Bridge, Co Fermanagh in the company of Waterways Ireland Chief Executive, Dawn Livingstone on Friday the 31st…
Boats at a public mooring on the Shannon Navigation
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - With the end of the winter mooring period yesterday (Friday 31 March), Waterways Ireland reminds boaters on the Shannon Navigation, including the Shannon-Erne Waterway, that the five-day rule now applies at all public moorings. Boats users may remain…
Marina berths at Carrick-on-Shannon
News Update
#Shannon - RTÉ News reports that the bodies of a man and a woman were recovered from the water at a marina in Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday afternoon (Friday 31 March) just hours after they were reported missing. The couple, an Irish…
Afloat has identified the Thea II which featured in 'Rivers with Jeremy Paxman' when running on the Manchester Ship Canal, but as of this morning had completed an inaugural sailing for BG Freight Line's new Liverpool-Cork containership service.
Port of Cork
#PaxmansBoxboat– Thea II the containership that featured in ‘Rivers with Jeremy Paxman’ on Channel 4, has completed the first sailing for BG Freight Line’s new Liverpool-Cork service this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. In the penulimate episode of the River series…
Ballinacarigy Harbour on the Royal Canal in Co Westmeath
Inland Waterways
#RoyalCanal - Dun Laoghaire Harbour isn’t the only aquatic attraction in Ireland celebrating a bicentenary this year, as the Royal Canal’s 200th anniversary also takes place this summer. Waterways Ireland, in association with the Royal Canal Amenity Group, will shortly…
Naval and cruise ships are visiting Dublin Port today where the St. Patrick's Day Parade led by the grand marshal Olympian silver medalist sailor Annalise Murphy, takes in a route on O'Connell Bridge. Among the vessels downriver is Dublin based St.Bridget an excursion boat is operating cruises in the bay. The vessel is seen above last week having wintered at a lay-by berth in Grand Canal Dock Basin.
Dublin Port
#Visitors - A French naval vessel, a UK based cruiseship and a local excursion boat are in Dublin Port to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, writes Jehan Ashmore. The French Navy are represented in the capital with the presence of the…
Some of the 200 pupils participating in workshops and activities for Engineers Week 2017 at Waterways Ireland HQ in Enniskillen
Inland Waterways
#EngineersWeek - Demand was high for Waterways Ireland’s events during Engineers Week 2017, with 200 primary and post-primary pupils taking part in free site visits and workshops offered at the agency’s headquarters in Enniskillen. ​Pupils from Florencecourt PS, Moat PS,…
Offaly’s Shannon Waterways boast many treasures including the religious, cultural & historically significant site of Clonmacnoise
Inland Waterways
For the first time a St Patrick’s Day Parade has picked the Inland Waterways as the Parade theme. The IWAI has congratulated the Tullamore Parade Committee on their choice.By selecting this theme the Parade will highlight the importance of Offaly’s…
Inland Fisheries Ireland CEO Dr Ciaran Byrne and SEAI chief executive Jim Gannon confirm their partnership on energy savings
News Update
#IFI - Inland Fisheries Ireland has officially signed up to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Partnership Programme, which helps integrate energy management into public sector organisations. This new partnership will see IFI follow a clear path to achieving…
Engineers Week runs from 4th to 10th March and is a programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland will host a series of site visits and workshops for primary and post primary pupils as part of Engineers Week 2017. This year events are taking place in Enniskillen on the Erne, Portumna Bridge on the Shannon and…
Waterways Ireland Celebrates Seachtain Na Gaeilge
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland is celebrating Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2017, an international Irish language festival again this year, by offering free school tours ás gaeilge from the Waterways Ireland Centre, in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin on 10th March. Seachtain Na Gaeilge is…
Lough Derg’s new canoe trail will be part of the ’slow tourism’ initiative for walking, cycling and boating routes in the Midlands
Aquatic Tourism
#Tourism - Boating in the Midlands’ waterways will be the focus of a major tourism push this year, as The Irish Times reports. Fáilte Ireland’s new ‘slow tourism’ initiative will concentrate on promoting existing walking and cycling greenways and ‘blueway’…

Featured Clubs

DBSC
National Yacht Club

Featured Associations

Irish Sailing Association
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

vdlr sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Chandlery

chmarine sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
Tom MacSweeney - This Island Nation
RTE Seascapes
BSB sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating