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Saturday, 24 December 2011 12:08

Fond Memories of Guinness Barges on the Liffey

#INLAND WATERWAYS - As Derek Evans writes in The Irish Times, the recent discovery of the first Guinness merchant vessel - sunk a century ago by a German torpedo in the Irish Sea - rekindled memories of the brewery's boats on the Liffey in the 1950s. He writes: "Living close to Stoneybatter, I often took time to stand on Queen Street Bridge as the barges, filled with Guinness barrels, slowly made their way from James’s Gate to Sir John Rogerson’s…
Monday, 19 December 2011 14:59

Transit Van is Hazard to Navigation

#INLAND – Waterways Ireland has advised masters and owners that a hazard to navigation exists abeam of the floating moorings downstream of the town bridge at Carrick-on-Shannon as a result of a transit van inadvertently entering the navigation from the vicinity of the car park. A yellow marker indicates the general location of the hazard. Masters are advised to proceed at slow speed and with due caution when navigating and manoeuvring in the vicinity of the marker.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 16:02

First Phase of Thomastown River Project Complete

#INLAND WATERWAYS - The first phase of a project to restore the Thomastown river was launched at the weekend with the opening of a new weir, the Kilkenny People reports. Fundraising efforts by the Thomastown Community River Trust have already led to the regeneration of the riverbank from the town up to Thomastown Viaduct. The new causeway also forms part of a planned trail from Bennettsbridge to Inistioge. The trust's project was "focused on using environmentally friendly and sustainable engineering",…
#INLAND WATERWAYS - The site of the former graving docks at Grand Canal Dock has been transferred to NAMA in a deal which frees the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) from a €29 million plus bank guarantee. Plot 8 at Sir John Rogerson's Quay is one of a suite of nine sites that have been transferred to the Government's 'bad bank' in a negotiated loan settlement that extricates the Docklands body from loan guarantees given by banks that financed the…
#INLAND WATERWAYS - The Ulster Canal restoration project will be funded by Waterways Ireland alone, at least for the time being, according to the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Responding in the Dáil to a written question from Cork East Sinn Féin deputy Sandra McLennan, Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that while the previous Government had committed in 2007 to covering the full capital costs of the project, estimated at €35 million, such was no longer viable in the…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 19:41

Minister Reaches Settlement Over Clondulane Weir

#INLAND WATERWAYS - Minister for Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte has announced that a settlement has been reached ahead of a court case over the removal of Clondulane Weir on the River Blackwater in Co Cork. Lismore Realty Ltd and Lismore Trust Ltd has brought judicial review proceedings against the then minister over the department's direction in 2006 requiring the removal of the weird to allow for the free passage of migratory fish in line with national and European legislation.…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 13:11

Barrow Line of the Grand Canal Closes for Repairs

The Barrow Line of the Grand Canal will be closed at the 25th Lock, Monasterevin for a period of two weeks starting next Monday (28th November). Waterways Ireland say the closure is required to carry our essential maintenance on the lock gates and chamber.
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