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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
Waterways Ireland is advising Shannon Navigation users that a vessel is presently sunk immediately downstream of the bridge at Shannonbridge and is a hazard to navigation. It is intended to lift this vessel using a pontoon and lifting equipment on Thurs 30 Jun 2011, commencing at 08.00hrs. It is expected that the operation will take four hours. Masters should expect to be delayed when passing through the area. All vessels passing the pontoons should exercise due caution and heed the…
A Dublin ladies team led by Laura Dillon with crew Clare Hogan, Claudine Murphy, Audrey Adamson, Karena Knaggs were the winners of yesterday's inaugural Waterways Ireland sponsored Inter Counties Sailing Championships. Photos of the event by Gareth Craig on the Afloat gallery HERE Dillon, leading an all-women crew has won the first Waterways Ireland Inter-Counties Sailing Championship in Grand Canal Basin, Dublin. Laura Dillon, from Howth, and her crew won out, from a field of 11 other teams and in…
Carrick-on-Shannon - Rowing Regatta Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters and users of the Shannon Navigation of mooring and navigation restrictions in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sun 31st July 2011, to facilitate Rowing competitions. The regatta will be held on a 400 metre stretch of water immediately south of the town bridge commencing at 08.00hrs and finishing at approx. 18.00hrs on Sun 31st July 2011. Craft wishing to make a through passage during the course of the regatta will be facilitated…
Shannon Navigation Lough Key (North Shannon) -Erris Bay - Aids to Navigation This notice supersedes Marine Notice No. 7 of 2011. Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels that recent works to place additional aids to navigation in the Erris Bay area of Lough Key are now complete. These include new red and green conical markers plus two 'End of Navigation' markers as indicated in the attached drawing. Please refer to the drawing for approximate locations of new and…
Shannon Navigation - Lough Ree Aquathon Events - Masters and owners are advised that the swimming elements of aquathon events will take place at the following locations: Coosan Point – Lough Ree (south)Wed 22 and Wed 29 Jun at 1900 hrs for 1 hr Portrunny – Lough Ree (north west)Sun 21 Aug at 1200 hrs for 3 hours Masters of vessels are requested to proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash when passing this stretch of the navigation and…
GRAND CANAL BASIN -DUBLIN Waterways Ireland Inter-County Sailing Championship and Docklands Summer Festival 24, 25 and 26 June 2011 Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that as part of the Docklands Summer Festival, yacht racing will take place in the Grand Canal Basin from 09.00 hrs until 16.00hrs on Sun 26th June. Course set up will take place between 10.00 hrs and 18hrs on Fri 24th while on Sat 25th, there will be a practice session from 13.00hrs…
Monday, 20 June 2011 20:55

Quay to Unlock Old Memories

The magnificent Tall Ships are not the only rare boats visiting Waterford next week. Coming to salute their past partners in maritime commerce is the fleet of the Heritage Boat Association. Among their number are Grand Canal Company barges 68M and 72M. These veteran boats, in their commercial working life, carried cargos from all over the country along the rivers and canals, to the port of Waterford. From there they were transhipped to the far corners of the world by…
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