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Silage baling on an Irish farm
Inland Waterways
#Pollution - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has issued an appeal to all farmers to be vigilant when harvesting silage and spreading slurry to avoid water pollution. Silage operations are ongoing all summer and silage effluent has the potential to cause…
River Shannon at Limerick
Inland Waterways
Limerick's newly appointed Minister of State Patrick O'Donovan has been asked to intervene with Waterways Ireland to reopen navigation of the River Shannon at Limerick city and avoid the loss of marine tourism revenue to the city writes Andrew Carey. As…
White water Opportuntites on the Shannon Erne Blueway with members of Cavan Canoe Club and Karl Henry, Cathoirleach Paddy Smith, Minister Heather Humphreys and Garret Mc Grath Waterways Ireland
Inland Waterways
Minister Heather Humphreys T.D., in conjunction with broadcaster & fitness expert Karl Henry, Waterways Ireland Chief Executive Dawn Livingstone and Cavan County Council Cathoirleach Paddy Smith has launched the Shannon-Erne Blueway in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. The Shannon-Erne Blueway adds significantly…
Waterways Ireland Docklands Summer Festival This Weekend
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - The Waterways Ireland Docklands Summer Festival takes place this weekend 21-22 May with a wide array of activities for all. Water-based experiences include kayaking, paddle boarding and barge rides, as well as the opportunity for the young and…
The IWAI has elected John Dolan as president
Inland Waterways
At the recent AGM in Tullamore of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) Mr. John Dolan was elected as the Association’s 18th President, taking over the helm from Ms Carmel Meegan. John has been very active on our inland waterways over a great many…
The River Quoile south of Killyleagh, which is hosting a workshop for Irish river trusts in July
Inland Waterways
#RiverTrusts - Killyleagh Community Centre in Co Down will host a workshop on 'The Role and Formation of River Trusts in Ireland' on Friday 1 July. The objectives of this workshop are to bring together existing Irish river trusts and…
Ballinagh WWTW Discharge Pipe
Inland Waterways
At a sitting of Cavan District Court on 21st April 2016, Judge Denis McLaughlin convicted Irish Water in relation to a pollution incident arising from the wastewater treatment plant at Ballinagh, Co. Cavan. Senior fisheries environmental officer Ailish Keane from…
Making a splash at the launch of Waterways Ireland's 2016 events programme
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland's 2016 event programme launches 120 events celebrating the arts, heritage, adventure, and sporting communities along Ireland's inland waterways. Now in its tenth year, the programme has sponsored over 700 events with a knock-on effect of €80m…
Manor Marine tourists with a WI Director and the new mooring buoys on Lough Erne
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland has installed a new style of moorings on Upper and Lower Lough Erne to create an opportunity for boaters to use and experience the waterway differently.The 18 new moorings across Upper & Lower Lough Erne are yellow mooring…
Lough Erne Loses 2017 Irish Open
Inland Waterways
#LoughErne - It's been confirmed that the Lough Erne Resort will no longer host next year's Irish Open golf tournament. As reported on Afloat.ie earlier this year, changes in the European golfing scene had cast doubt on the Fermanagh lakeland resort hosting…
The new inland waters boating season has arrived - a view of Haughton's Shore, on Garadice Lake in County Leitrim
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland has announced its 2016 inland waters boating season with the winter mooring period ending on the Shannon and Shannon-Erne Waterway. Boaters are invited to shake off the winter blues, refloat their boats and plan ahead to get the…
Pupils from Ederney PS at Waterways Ireland headquarters in Enniskillen for Engineers Week
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has hosted a series of successful site visits and workshops for primary pupils to visit the Barrow Navigation and the Erne System as part of Engineers Week 2016. Now in its 10th year, Engineers Week is…
An aerial view of the Grand Canal
Inland Waterways
As Afloat.ie previously highlighted, Waterways Ireland has announced a Heritage Grants programme in support of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan 2016-2020.  A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community based heritage projects which compliment or fulfil the delivery…
The stretch of navigation from Limerick City to Parteen Weir is closed to navigation due to continuing high flow rates
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland advises all users of the Shannon Navigation that the stretch of navigation from Limerick City to Parteen Weir is closed to navigation due to continuing high flow rates and infrastructural deficiencies as a result of the winter storms and subsequent flooding. Users…
The winter mooring period finishes on March 31st
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland reminds masters and owners of vessels that the winter mooring period finishes on the Shannon Navigation which includes the Shannon–Erne Waterway on Thurs 31 March. 
Discolouration of water in a tributary stream of the River Maine, during a pollution incident in June 2015
Inland Waterways
#Pollution - A Kerry-based pig farming company has been convicted in relation to a river pollution incident last summer arising from its premises in Castleisland. Pollution of a River Maine tributary stream had been noted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI)…

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