Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo The Irish Sailing Association

Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
Galway Seminar Discusses Restoration of Western Waterways
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaterways - International speakers and policy experts are among the delegates in Galway today (23 October) for a seminar to discuss the restoration of inland waterways in Ireland's west region. Galway Bay FM reports that the seminar is being hosted…
Lower Bann Navigation Underwater Lock Inspections
Inland Waterways
#bann – Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that there may be some delay when passing through locks on the Lower Bann for the next week as Waterways Ireland will be conducting underwater surveys at all locks. Users…
EU Agencies Study Irish Mid-West Waterways
Inland Waterways
#inlandwaters – Three Mid-West environmental and tourism projects have been showcased as good practice examples to regional development agencies from 8 countries across Europe. Regional development agencies from Finland, Slovenia, Latvia, Greece, Romania, Netherlands, UK and Ireland last week visited…
NI Man Strong-Arms His Way Across Lough Neagh In Swim First
Inland Waterways
#LoughNeagh - Former British Army corporal Dean Owen recently swam 20 miles across Lough Neagh despite not having full use of his legs. And as the News Letter reports, the achievement is doubly special as the route from the north-east…
Inland Waterways Funding 'Will Deliver Core Targets' Despite Budget Cuts
Inland Waterways
#Waterways - The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht faces a whopping 7% cut in this week's Budget - but Minister Jimmy Deenihan promises Ireland's inland waterways will get the money they need to deliver "core targets". In his…
Ardnacrusha Navigation Advice in Real Time
Inland Waterways
#ardnacrusha – Waterways Ireland is changing the advice on travel from Ardnascrusha into the Limerick Navigation due to a new service available from the ESB which provides real time information on the output from the turbines.Boaters are advised not to…
Watermill Lodge Wins Waterways Ireland 'Taste of the Waterways' Award
Inland Waterways
#tasteofwaterways – Waterways Ireland was delighted to award, in conjunction with Georgina Campbell Awards the winner of the "Taste of the Waterways award 2014" to the Watermill Lodge in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh.Hosted by Bord Bia in Dublin, these awards are…
Construction Firm Convicted Over River Dodder Fish Kill
Inland Waterways
#FishKill - Inland Fisheries Ireland has secured a successful prosecution of a Galway-based construction company over a fish kill on the River Dodder in South Dublin earlier this year. Ward and Burke Construction Ltd of Stradbally East, Kilcolgan, Co Galway…
Lower Bann Navigation Toome and Coleraine, Sluice Gate Adjustment Exercise
Inland Waterways
#inland – The Rivers Agency has advised that the sluice gates at Toome will be opened from the morning of Tuesday 15th October, to facilitate a testing exercise at the Cutts gates in Coleraine. They will remain open until the…
Moorings Upgrade at Sallins, Grand Canal
Inland Waterways
#grandcanal – Waterways Ireland is upgrading the moorings and services on the Grand Canal in Sallins, Co Kildare to create Houseboat Moorings to facilitate the boating customers in the area. The contract has been awarded and the work is expected…
Grand Canal, Sallins, Kildare.Temporary Closure of Public Moorings
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the public moorings immediately east and west of Sallins bridge have been closed temporarily to facilitate refurbishment works and will re-open in mid –March 2014.This area is now deemed a construction…
Conference To Discuss State of Canals, Railways And Other Industrial Heritage
Inland Waterways
#Canals - Ireland's canals - along with the railways, mines and mills - carried the lifeblood of Ireland's burgeoning industrial age. But has this heritage been forgotten today? That's the topic of discussion at The Forgotten State of Industry, a…
Offaly Rowing Club Time Trials, Grand Canal, Tullamore
Inland Waterways
Restricted Erne Navigational Access Through Portora Lock Gates
Inland Waterways
ERNE NAVIGATION ENNISKILLEN PORTORA LOCK Restricted Navigational Access Through Portora Lock Gates on 2nd & 3rd October 2013. Waterways Ireland has been advised by the Rivers Agency that due to essential maintenance works, navigational access through Portora Lock Gates will…
Shannon & Shannon-Erne Navigations Winter Mooring Period
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters that the winter mooring period for public harbours on the above navigations will commence on 1 Nov 2013 and end on the 31 Mar 2014. Masters are advised that collection of the associated charge,…
IFI Investigates Fish Kills In Longford Town, Lough Keeldra
Inland Waterways
#FishKill - Staff with Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) are investigating two separate fish kill incidents on Lough Keeldra in Co Leitrim and in the Camlin River in Longford town. Considerable numbers of dead perch were recorded at Lough Keeldra, outside…

Featured Clubs

National Yacht Club

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

vdlr sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Chandlery

chmarine sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
Tom MacSweeney - This Island Nation
RTE Seascapes
BSB sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating