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Shannon Missing Navigation Mark at Athlone
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaterways - Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners that a green starboardhand navigation mark is reported missing just south of Athlone Lock on the eastern side of the Shannon Navigation opposite the old Athlone Canal entrance. Masters should proceed with…
Athlone Boat Club Regatta Takes Place at Killinure Lough, Lough Ree
Inland Waterways
Masters and users of the Shannon Navigation are advised that the Athlone Boat Club rowing regatta will take place on Sat 15th June from 0800 hrs until 1900 hrs, on Killinure Lough. Masters are requested to proceed at slow speed…
Waterways Restrictions For Events In Lough Erne, Carrick-on-Shannon
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaterways - Waterways Ireland has advised all masters and users of the Erne system that the channel east of Castle Island near Enniskillen will be closed till Tuesday 11 June to facilitate a number of events on the water. Mariners…
Dublin IWAI Boat Rally Descends on Grand Canal Dock
Inland Waterways
Boats from the Erne, the Shannon, the Barrow, the Royal and the Grand Canal in addition to coastal visitors are gathering this week for the Inland Waterways Association 29th Dublin Rally at the Grand Canal Dock.
Parasite Outbreaks In Roscommon Water Supply
Inland Waterways
#Pollution - Three dead calves found in a stream that flows into one of Roscommon town's main water sources have been alleged as the source of two outbreaks of the parasitic disease cryptosporidiosis that have seen 13 people treated for stomach-related complaints,…
Restricted Navigation on Grand Canal in Tullamore
Inland Waterways
#GrandCanal - Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that navigation on the Grand Canal from the mouth of the Tullamore branch line to Kilbeggan Bridge will be restricted from this Tuesday to Thursday 21-23 May. This is to…
'Monster' Sighting In Lough Foyle Causes A Stir
Inland Waterways
#LoughFoyleMonster - Could Lough Foyle be hiding its very own version of the legendary Lough Ness Monster? As the video above attests, some witnesses to a mysterious sighting in the lake recently seem to think so. According to The Canadian,…
Loughrea Lake Fish Kill Investigated
Inland Waterways
#FishKill - Galway Bay FM reports on an investigation into a fish kill discovered in Loughrea Lake yesterday 12 May. Inland Fisheries Ireland staff have attended the scene after being alerted by the public, discovering some 100 dead perch in…
Water Patrollers For Royal Canal From Kilcock To Dublin
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaterways - Waterways Ireland advises that water control and boat assistance on the Royal Canal from Lock No 12 to 17 between Kilcock and Dublin (Castleknock) over the summer period will be provided by a full-time Water Patroller with assistance…
Breeding White-Tailed Eagles Protected on Lough Derg
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland has been advised that protected White-tailed Eagles are present and breeding on Bushy Island, Lough Derg at Mountshannon, a popular boating spot. To protect and minimise disturbance to nesting White-tailed Eagles in the area, masters of vessels are…
Shannon Boaters Advised of Triathlon at Portrunny Harbour
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaterways - Waterways Ireland is advising masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that a triathlon event will take place on Saturday 8 June in the environs of Portrunny Harbour. The swimming course will be laid out adjacent to the…
Support For Midlands Fisheries, Carlingford Oyster Fest
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaterways - Minister Fergus O'Dowd today (3 May) helped launch a new pilot scheme by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) through which angling clubs and organisations can access funding to undertake sustainable development works in the Midland Fisheries Group permit area.…
Inland Waterways
Marine Notice No. 136 of 2012 and No. 10, 18 and 24 of 2013 refer. Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that navigation on the Grand Canal from the Kilbeggan Bridge to Coxes Bridge will be…
MARINE NOTICE No. 29 of 2013 Shannon Navigation Lough Ree Coosan Point, Athlone
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all users that an extension to the existing mooring facility at Coosan Point is presently being installed at the southern end of this facility.As such, this end of the mooring is considered to be a…
NI Minister Greenlights Ulster Canal Restoration
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaterways - NI Environment Minister Alex Attwood has finally announced planning permission to restore part of the historic Ulster Canal that has not been used since 1929. The original Ulster Canal was completed in 1841 and linked the Erne System…
PSNI Announces G8 Marine Plan for Lough Erne
Inland Waterways
As part of Waterways Ireland role in preparing to deliver a safe G8 event for everyone, planning has been taking place to police Lough Erne. This will involve implementing a marine plan, the aim of which is to deliver a…

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