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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
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…
#INLAND WATERWAYS - Waterways Ireland has been advised by ESB Energy International that Ardnacrusha Lock is now fully pre-booked over the following periods: Between midday on Friday 29 June and dusk on Sunday 1 July; and Between midday on Friday 6 July and dusk on Sunday 8 July. This is to facilitate boats attending the Limerick/Shannon Estuary Rally. Boat users that are planning to navigate between Limerick and Killaloe in late June early July should schedule passage through Ardnacrusha Lock…
#INLAND WATERWAYS - The "main thrust" of waterways refurbishment is still focused on the re-opening of the Ulster Canal from Lough Erne to Clones, according to the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Responding in writing to a Dáil question from Kildare South TD Jack Wall regarding plans for the development of Ireland's canal system under Waterways Ireland, Minister Jimmy Deenihan confirmed that the Ulster Canal Project is still top priority - despite the Government's U-turn on its commitment…
#INLAND WATERWAYS - Trial dredging operations to curtail the spread of Asian clams at designated sites in the lower River Barrow are set to conclude today. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) employed the use of a a traditional cockle harvesting boat to physically remove the clams from the river bed, in an effort to explore methods of controlling or eradicating what it describes as an "ecosystem-changing invader" in other infested waters. IFI scientists supervised the trials, using teams of divers to…
Discover Killaloe and Ballina takes place on Sunday 29th April from 1-6pm as locals and visitors alike are encouraged to come along and enjoy an afternoon of free activities with fun for all the family. As previously reported on Afloat.ie the events include free 'Come and Try It' sessions for kayaking, sailing, powerboating, angling and arts; historic town walking tours, boats trips, tours of the Cathedral, community garden and self-catering accommodation. The market will be selling their produce Between the…
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