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Royal Canal Closure At Abbeyshrule Due To Helicopter Crash
Inland Waterways
#RoyalCanal - Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that due to a helicopter crash on the tow path of the Royal Canal adjacent to the Rustic Inn public house in Abbeyshurle, Co Longford and the resulting debris falling…
Minister of State Appoints Inland Fisheries Ireland Chair
Inland Waterways
#IFI - Joe McHugh, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, has appointed Fintan Gorman as chairperson to the board of Inland Fisheries Ireland with effect from 1 July 2015. The appointment was noted by…
Survey Your Local Waterway For Daubenton's Bat This August
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - 2015 marks the tenth year of the All Ireland Daubenton's Bat Waterway Survey – and Waterways Ireland and Bat Conservation Ireland are seeking volunteers across the island to take part in this year's survey over two nights in…
Save The Dates: IWAI Lough Derg Rally 40, 11-18 July 2015
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that the Lough Derg Rally 40 will take place from Saturday 11 to Saturday 18 July 2015. During that time the rally will visit a number of harbours on the…
Spencer Dock Sea Lock at the Royal Canal Closed Due to Repairs
Inland Waterways
#royalcanal – Spencer Dock Sea Lock at the Royal Canal in Dublin has been closed til further notice due to unforeseen repair requirements at one of the lock gates. Upcoming Newcomen Bridge Lifts are also cancelled until these works can be carried out.…
Fish Kill Investigation Underway on River Drumcamoge
Inland Waterways
#fishkill – Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and both Limerick and Tipperary County Council are currently investigating a major fish kill which occurred on the Drumcramoge River on Monday 8th June 2015. On Monday afternoon, IFI was contacted by Limerick County…
Shannon Blueway Wins European Sports Tourism Innovation Award
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - The Shannon Blueway initiative received its second major award of the year at a star-studded event in Limerick's Thomond Park recently. The European Sports Tourism Innovation Award was presented by Ireland's 6 Nations winning captain Paul O'Connell and…
Senior Appointment on Shannon Navigation
Inland Waterways
Éanna Rowe has recently been appointed Regional Manager for the West with Waterways Ireland, to lead a multi disciplinary team in the management, maintenance and development of the Shannon Navigation. Reporting to the Chief Executive and a member of the…
Win An iPad Air In Waterways Ireland's Heritage Art/Photography Competition
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland is seeking contributions from the public on what they think best fulfils the theme 'Waterways Heritage'. Participants of all ages are invited to enter the Heritage Art/Photographic Competition to be in with a chance to win an iPad…
Dublin's Floating Work Space is Launched in Grand Canal 'Silicon' Dock
Inland Waterways
#workspace – As Afloat.ie reported last week,  "DoSpace.ie" ­ Ireland's newest and most unique CoWorking space launched today in Grand Canal Dock, part of Dublin's Silicon Docks area on Ireland's Inland Waterways. Occupying an 800 square foot, state of the…
Waterways Ireland Reminds Canal Users To Purchase Combined Mooring & Passage Permits
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has issued an advisory to customers on its navigations who have not yet complied with Canal Bye-Law requirements to purchase a Combined Mooring and Passage Permit (CMP). CMPs cost €126 per year and permit the holder…
World-Class Wakeboarding To Feature At Docklands Summer Festival 2015
Inland Waterways
#Docklands - World-class wakeboarding comes to Dublin's Grand Canal Dock this weekend (16-17 May) at the Waterways Ireland Docklands Summer Festival 2015. Prepare to be wowed as the world's best wakeboarders showcase an array of grabs, spins and tricks, including European champion…
Co-Working Space Takes To The Water At 'Silicon Docks'
Inland Waterways
#SiliconDocks - Office space is at a premium for the Dublin tech business community located around the so-called 'Silicon Docks', with many start-ups hampered by high commercial rents and landlords' unrealistic expectations. But as RTÉ News reports, one enterprising business…
Lough Derg Eagles to Soar Again This Summer
Inland Waterways
#seaeagles – The popular White Tailed Sea Eagle Viewing & Information Point at Mountshannon Pier in Co. Clare has reopened to the public following a hugely successful pilot opening period last summer. More than 10,000 people flocked to the shores…
'Ongoing Liaison' Over Canal Bye-Law Proposals
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Discussions between the Department of Heritage and Waterways Ireland over new draft bye-laws for Ireland's canals are "ongoing", according to Minister Heather Humphreys. The minister was responding to a Dáil question on Thursday (30 April) from Kildare North…
Biodiversity Field Trip for Kilfinane students Along River Loobagh
Inland Waterways
#biodiversity – Students from Kilfinane National School gathered along the banks of the River Loobagh in Limerick yesterday (Monday) as part of a new environmental education initiative being administered by Limerick City & County Council. 'StreamScapes Loobagh' is aimed at…

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