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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)…
An aerial view of the Grand Canal
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland have announced a Heritage Grants programme in support of its Heritage Plan 2016-2020. A total of €20,000 has been allocated to help further community-based heritage projects on inland waterways and navigations under the auspices of Waterways…
A panoramic view of Glasson near Lough Ree on the Mid-Shannon
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - The Inland Navigations of Ireland Historical Society is holding a one-day conference on the Mid-Shannon next Saturday 12 March in Hugh Lynch's Function Room, Tullamore. The conference is in partnership with the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, the…
Inland Waterways
Election Candidates nationwide have being contacting the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) to pledge their support for an IWAI call for provision to be made for new canal bye-laws via a dedicated Canal Bill during the next Dáil, according to the IWAI.This…
Inland Waterways
#MajorBypass -A contract for a major €230m New Ross Bypass and 900m river bridge was signed last week, following numerous false dawns and political promises, reported the Wexford People.  The sod turning took place on Monday of the new bypass bridge…
Inland Waterways
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has issued a public invitation to all candidates in the upcoming election to pledge their support for an IWAI call for provision to be made for new canal bye-laws via a dedicated Canal…
Inland Waterways
#Flooding - OPW chair Clare McGrath yesterday (1 February 2016) chaired the first meeting of the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group established to enhance on-going co-operation across all of the agencies involved with the River Shannon. Following…
Inland Waterways
#LoughErne - Changes in the European golfing scene have cast doubt on Lough Erne's hosting of the Irish Open in 2017. The Faldo Championship Course on the lough's shores was given the nod in early 2014 to host Ireland's most…
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland has been requested by An Garda to limit boat movements on the Royal and Grand Canals in the Kildare area throughout this week from 25 to 31 January, during the course of an on-going investigation, particularly from the Dublin county boundary…
Inland Waterways
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) fear reduced services and prohibitive enforcement practices including stop and search provisions by Waterways Ireland Authorised Officers as a result of the new Heritage Bill published this week. With no advance notice or consultation…
Inland Waterways
#Flooding - Inland Fisheries Ireland has issued a statement in response to the ongoing flooding crisis across the country following last month's winter storms. Citing its history of working "in a positive and proactive manner" with the Government, State agencies,…
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland's latest tourism guide for Voyages and Visits was officially launched yesterday (Thursday 14 January) at Belfast's Holiday World Show. The guide contains all the essential navigational and practical information required to help in planning a voyage…
Inland Waterways
#LoughNeagh - Drone footage of the dramatic flooding around Lough Neagh has garnered over 7,000 views on YouTube. According to the News Letter, hundreds have been flocking to the region to see the effects of flood waters as the lough's…
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - The Heritage Bill 2016, including a raft of changes to the Canals Act, was presented to the Oireachtas on 4 January last. Pages 5 to 13 and 22 of the Heritage Bill will be of particular interest to…
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - ​​​Waterways Ireland is producing a 'What's On' guide which features festivals and events occurring within an eight-mile corridor of the inland waterways under its remit.​​​​​​Over 8,000 copies of the guide will be distributed free of charge to both…

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