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#breedingbirds – Waterways Ireland has been advised that protected birds are present and breeding on Bushy Island, Lough Derg. To protect and minimise disturbance to nesting birds in the area, Masters of vessels are requested to observe a voluntary exclusion…
#dublinbarge – After one hour personal instruction on how to drive, moor and navigate a barge through a lock, you can drive your very own barge in Dublin city centre. The barge 'Scéal Eile' is a new and exciting form…
#drogheda – The river Boyne at Drogheda welcomes 25 powerboats in the first of the town's Maritime Gathering events on Saturday, April 13th. As reported by Afloat.ie in February, the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, Powerboat Branch will be making…
#InlandWaterways - Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that repairs to the lock and gates at Lock 1 Corraquill on the Shannon-Erne Waterway in Co Fermanagh which began on 29 January have now been completed.
#InlandWaterways - The Belfast Telegraph reports on the annual clean-up of the Glendarragh River in Co Fermanagh by local anglers determined to preserve the quality and natural beauty of their inland waterways resource. The Kesh and District Angling Club's yearly…
#InlandWaterways - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) marked the completion of an angling development project under the Interreg IVA Cross Border Harnessing Natural Resources Programme in Co Leitrim today (Friday 22 March). The IFI project incorporated the development of angling facilities…
#GrandCanal - Waterways Ireland has issued notice that dredging works on the Dublin Main Line of the Grand Canal between Portobello and Inchicore have now been completed. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the works between Lock C7 at Portobello and…
#FishKill - Accidental pollution from a farm in Co Kerry has resulted in a fish kill on a tributary of the Ballyline River. Inland Fisheries Ireland were contacted by Kerry County Council on Saturday 16 March after being altered by…
#InlandWaterways - Plans for one of Northern Ireland's biggest road schemes are in jeopardy after it emerged that construction could interfere with important salmon rivers. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, High Court Justice Stephens said he was "minded" to put…
#grandcanal – Waterways Ireland advises that the closure of the Grand Canal from the Kilbeggan Bridge to Coxes Bridge has been extended from 15th March until 27th March 2013 in order to facilitate completion of works. This information is from…
#InlandWaterways - Waterways Ireland advises that the Office of Public Works (OPW) is presently conducting flow measurements in Athlone and Banagher on the Shannon Navigation till Thursday 21 March 2013. The measuring instrument will be lowered from the bridge to…
Waterways Ireland advises the Lock Gate maintenance at Tarmombarry on the Shannon Navigation has been completed.
#InvasiveSpecies - Dr Joe Caffrey of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) presented Ireland’s position on the threat of invasive alien species to Ireland's waterways at a high-level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels on 21 February last.  Discussions centred on…
#lowtown – Waterways Ireland's work to redevelop the moorings and other amenities on the Grand Canal and Old Barrow Line at Lowtown, Co Kildare is nearing completion and will be opened shortly. Waterways Ireland had already provided a new amenity…
#FishKill - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) staff are continuing their investigation into the deaths into some 500 freshwater fish in the River Dodder late last week. The fish kill is now thought to cover a 2km stretch of the river…
#shannon – The winter mooring period on the Shannon Navigation and Shannon-Erne ends on Sun 31 Mar 2013 thereafter Navigation Bye-law No. 17(3) applies. Vessels should not berth in the same harbour for longer than the statutory period of five…

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