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#InlandWaters - Quayside enhancements at Lanesborough-Ballyleague are part of a new project to develop facilities along the award-winning Shannon Blueway. The Flagship REDZ project was submitted by Leitrim County Council on behalf of the Upper Shannon ​Erne Future Economy (USEFE)…
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#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland's 2016 Sponsorship Programme is now open for anyone intending to run recreational waterway and waterside events in the coming new year. Taking place annually for the past 10 years, the Waterways Ireland Sponsorship Programme has supported…
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#InlandWaters - ​Paul Moore from Tullamore took home the Over 18s award in the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan Art and Photographic Competition for his breathtaking picture of Bolands Lock house on the Grand Canal taken on a frosty winter morning.…
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#FloodRisk - The Government is "stonewalling" new flood plans for at-risk areas near inland waters in Co Galway, according to a county councillor and general election candidate. As the Galway Advertiser reports, Cllr Anne Rabbitte claims that the Office of…
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#LoughErne - Traditional boatbuilding on Lough Erne is set for a revival thanks to a £3 million lottery grant that will also support wildlife conservation on the Co Fermanagh waterway. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the £2.9 million Heritage Lottery…
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#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has made two new appointments to its senior staff. John Boyle has been appointed as director of business development. Formerly with the NI Fire Service, Boyle is from Derrylin, Co Fermanagh and will be based at…
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#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has gone on site at Castle Harbour in Portumna, Co Galway with a programme of works to expand the recreational and tourism capacity of the harbour area. The programme involves improvements to the harbour, service block…
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At a sitting of Fermoy District Court on 16th October 2015, Judge Brian Sheridan prosecuted three men who had pleaded guilty to a number of offences following an incident that occurred on the upper River Aherlow near Anglesborough, Co. Limerick…
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#InlandWaters - Minister for Natural Resources Joe McHugh and the NI Minister for Arts Culture and Leisure Caral Ni Chuilin have welcome the agreement completed by ESB with both departments to mitigate the loss of a quantity of elvers at…
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#InlandWaters - The waters of the Lough Allen canal, Lough Erne and the Shannon-Erne Waterway will feature in the new series of Channel 4's Great Canal Journeys. Presenters Tim West and Prunella Scales filmed in the area in July 2015,…
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Clare County Council has today announced the appointment of a team of specialists to prepare a Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Holy Island on Lough Derg. Dublin-based Solearth Architecture is being engaged to prepare proposals in relation…
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The inland waterways of County Kildare will be buzzing with boats this coming October Bank Holiday weekend. The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) Kildare will host it’s now annual Naas Canal Festival from Friday October 23rd to Monday 26th.…
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#InlandWaters - A track machine owner has been convicted under Section 131 of the 1959 Fisheries Act for causing extensive damage to the bed of a tributary of the Nanny River in Co Meath. Ronan Sheridan of Beshellstown, Co Meath…
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At a sitting of Fermoy District Court on 25th September 2015, Judge Brian Sheridan convicted excavator operator, Mr Tom Luddy of Castlequarter, Kilbehenny, Co. Limerick, under Section 173 (1)(c) & 173 (1)(d) of the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959, relating to…
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#InlandWaters - An articificial lake will be the centrepiece of a new holiday retreat near Lough Ree, as The Irish Times reports. Center Parcs' Longford Forest is set to go before planners next month, but the adventure village chain has…
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#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has completed the development of its Draft Heritage Plan 2016-2020 for Ireland's inland waterways and has opened it up for public consultation until 6 November 2015. Developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, the…

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