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Portumna Harbour Parking Bye-Laws Set For Redraft
Inland Waterways
#PortumnaHarbour - Motorhome bye-laws for the newly refurbished Portumna Harbour are being redrafted over a legal issue. And it could be two months before the new regulations are in place, according to Galway Bay FM. The redeveloped harbour on Waterways…
Lough Ree RNLI’s inshore lifeboat The Eric Rowse
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Just hours after attending a grounded barge at the northern end of the lough, the volunteer crew of Lough Ree RNLI were back on the water yesterday morning (Sunday 30 April) to assist a motor cruiser with seven…
Lough Ree RNLI assisting the 56ft barge near Blackwood Point
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI’s lifeboat crew were alerted by the Irish Coast Guard yesterday morning (Saturday 29 April) when a 56ft barge with three people on board ran hard aground on rocks close to Blackwood Point, at the northern…
Artists impression of the Ulster Canal from Clones to Lough Erne at Teehill bridge
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland, and their project partners Monaghan County Council, Cavan County Council, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, propose to develop a long-distance Greenway in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, linking…
The Linssen Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC (10.70 x 3.40 m) out on the river Shannon from this weekend
Inland Waterways
With its first hire this Saturday, River Shannon Boat hire firm Carrickcraft is launching the first of its new steel–built Linssen vessels just in time for the 2017 season. As Afloat.ie reported earlier, Ireland's largest cruise hire charter company is expanding…
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,…

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