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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:56

Canal Mooring Rules Change

#canals – Waterways Ireland has recognised that many boat owners wish to stay for a more extended period in a single location than the five days the annual Canal Mooring and Passage Permit (under the Canals Act, 1986 (Bye-laws), 1988) currently allows. In response, Waterways Ireland intends to issue an Extended Mooring Licence granting a boat owner the right to leave their boat in one location for longer than 5 days. This permit will enable the holder to moor in…
#shannon –  Waterways Ireland has successfully completed dredging maintenance in Limerick City around Sarsfield Lock and the Abbey River undertaken over the Winter & Spring of 2011/12 so the city is once again open to boating traffic. This contract was challenging due to the requirement to execute the works during the winter, out of the boating season. The Abbey River experienced very high flows at this time of year as a result of operations at Ardnacrusha Power Station and part…
#BUILDING BARGES IN THE BOX – This forthcoming 'Bloomsday' there will be an arts & crafts workshop for children at the Waterways Visitor Centre, otherwise affectionately known as the 'Box' which is located in Dublin's Grand Canal Dock. The theme for the Bloomsday weekend is 'Building Barges', what will your barge carry? which is part of a Children's Summer Workshop Programme, held at weekends till late August. On each of the weekends (both mornings) the theme of the art &…
#LOUGHDERG – Plans to develop a comprehensive new signage programme for the Lough Derg area have been announced by the Lough Derg Marketing Strategy Group (LDMSG). A signage audit has been carried out by consultants URS Ireland, and a presentation will be made on the initial findings of the consultants at two public meetings to be held this week in Portumna and Killaloe. The audit focuses on the need for and benefits of tourism signage, including orientation, interpretive and information…
#INLANDWATERWAYS  – Members of the public and community and tourism groups throughout counties Clare, Galway and Tipperary are being invited to have their say on the future provision of signage in the Lough Derg area. A signage audit has been carried out by consultants URS Ireland, and a presentation will be made on the initial findings of the consultants at two public meetings to be held on Wednesday, 30th May in Portumna and Killaloe. The Signage Strategy for the Lough…
#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…
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