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#INLAND – Waterways Ireland, together with food writer Georgina Campbell and Afloat's boating expert W.M. Nixon, recently launched the 2012 edition of A Taste of the Waterways. The Guide recommends places to eat and stay along the inland waterways managed by Waterways Ireland, and also includes maps and information on Things to See & Do along the way. Establishments featured are independently assessed and recommendations are made on merit alone, with no fee charged for inclusion. Georgina, who independently compiled…
Renowned US based educator, boatbuilding expert Lance Lee  will deliver a lecture as part of this weekend's Gandelow races event on the river Shannon in Limerick on Saturday. The event is a celebration of historic Limerick City and Shannon estuary river ways. It also celebrates the building of five Gandelows, river boats which were once an integral part of the economic life of the City. Founder of 'The Apprenticeshop' and 'Atlantic Challenge' Lee has been at the forefront of the…
#INLAND – The Mid West Regional Authority (MWRA) has been allocated €192,000 under an EU-funded programme to promote the environmental protection and economic development of the Mid West Region's principal waterways, including Lough Derg, the West Clare coastline, the River Shannon and the Shannon Estuary. The Authority has been tasked with developing a regional policy tool aimed at ensuring the future planning and development of rivers and waters in counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary are compliant with the Water Framework…
#INLAND WATERWAYS - Fingal County Council invites any interested parties to make submissions on the future of the Royal Canal as a Greenway Route in the Fingal area. The council, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority and Waterways Ireland, has identified the potential to upgrade the canal towpath along the Royal Canal from Ashtown to Westmanstown to a premium quality cycle and pedestrian route. The feasibility of the Royal Canal for such facilities and as an improved recreational amenity…
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 12:01

Gandelow Races Return to Limerick City

#GANDELOW – Traditional Gandelow Rowing races will be held on the river Shannon in Limerick City on Saturday, May 19th 2012. The day will begin with a reception and presentation of boats, followed by public talks and racing. The event is a celebration of historic Limerick City and Shannon estuary river ways. It also celebrates the building of five Gandelows, river boats which were once an integral part of the economic life of the City. Though naval in style, Gandelows…
#INLAND – A pair of very rare white-tailed eagles have built a nest and are breeding on Bushy Island, Lough Derg on the Shannon navigation. Bushy Island is a low lying island in the centre of Mountshannon Bay approx. 3 acres and, despite its name, is quite sparsely wooded. It is popular with boaters as it is a perfect place to picnic and is accessible by pier. Boaters have been asked by Waterways Ireland that in order to protect the…
#INLAND WATERWAYS - It was a hotly anticipated find - but the image of what appeared to be a rare German submarine in the depths of Lough Foyle turned out to be a ghost. RTÉ News reports that a team brought in to verify a sonar image captured by a search and rescue team from Mallow have confirmed that it was a 'sonic illusion'. Northern Ireland's Environment Minister Alex Attwood called in the experts after the search team discovered what…
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