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Erne Navigation Closure of Jetty at Crom
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No 2 of 2014 Erne Navigation TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PUBLIC JETTY AT CROM The public mooring jetty at Crom on Upper LoughErne is now closed for improvement work untilMid-March 2014. Waterways Ireland regrets any inconvenience that this may…
Grand Canal, Royal Canal & Barrow Navigation Bye-Law Submissions Sought
Inland Waterways
#byelaws – Waterways Ireland invites people and organisations affected by the changes to the Draft Canals Act, 1986(Amendment) Bye-Laws, 2014 to make submissions to Waterways Ireland before the 3rd February 2014. All the documents are available online and can be…
Waterways Ireland Warns of Dangers in Harbours in Stormy Weather
Inland Waterways
In its first marine notice of 2014 Waterways Ireland has moved to advise of the dangers posed at at harbours, jetties and moorings during thew current stormy weather.  Masters and Owners of vessels berthed in public harbours, at jetties or…
North Shannon Yacht Club Revived on Lough Boderg
Inland Waterways
#shannonsailing – The North Shannon Yacht Club [NSYC] has been revived by a group of yachting enthusiasts, following a meeting held recently at which the club was reconstituted and officers selected. The new officer board members are:Commodore - Kevin DunneVice…
NI Minister Hits Back At 'Burial' Claims Over Lough Neagh Report
Inland Waterways
#LoughNeagh - Northern Ireland's Agriculture Minister has rejected claims that she has ignored the findings of a working group on the future of Lough Neagh that were submitted a year ago. As previously covered on Afloat.ie, the report considering the…
Grand, Royal Canals & Barrow Navigation Planned Closures
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No 130 of 2013 GRAND, ROYAL CANALS AND BARROW NAVIGATION PLANNED WINTER CLOSURES2013-2014 Waterways Ireland wishes to advise Masters and owners of vessels that the following planned closures will be in place for the winter of 2013-2014. Grand Canal…
Lough Neagh Report On Shelf As Public Ownership Plans Stall
Inland Waterways
#LoughNeagh - The Belfast Telegraph reveals that a report by a special working group into the future of Lough Neagh has sat on the shelf at Stormont for almost 12 months - and it's feared that its recommendations will never…
Minister Deenihan Launches 'Waterland' Artist Exhibition at Grand Canal Dock
Inland Waterways
#waterland – Minister Deenihan launched 'Water Land', an exhibition of sculpture and craft presented by Waterways Ireland Tuesday 5th November 2013—Jimmy Deenihan, T.D, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, with Dawn Livingstone, Chief Executive of Waterways Ireland, launched 'Water…
Waterways Ireland Event Sponsorship Programme Opens
Inland Waterways
#Waterways - Waterways Ireland has opened its 2014 Sponsorship Programme for events on major inland waterways throughout the island of Ireland. The programme is designed to support events taking place along the Lower Bann Navigation, the Erne System, the Shannon-Erne…
Ireland's Waterways Inspire New Exhibition Of Art And Craft
Inland Waterways
#Waterways - ‘Water Land’, a free exhibition of sculpture and crafted objects by some of Ireland’s top artists and crafts people, will take place from 6-30 November 2013 in the Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre on the waters of Dublin’s Grand…
Fresh Outbreak Of Parasite In Roscommon Water
Inland Waterways
#Pollution - RTÉ News reports on a new outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in Roscommon's water supply - the third such incident this year. Five months ago Afloat.ie reported on the last outbreak of the water-borne parasite cryptosporidium, which saw at least 13…
Galway Seminar Discusses Restoration of Western Waterways
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaterways - International speakers and policy experts are among the delegates in Galway today (23 October) for a seminar to discuss the restoration of inland waterways in Ireland's west region. Galway Bay FM reports that the seminar is being hosted…
Lower Bann Navigation Underwater Lock Inspections
Inland Waterways
#bann – Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that there may be some delay when passing through locks on the Lower Bann for the next week as Waterways Ireland will be conducting underwater surveys at all locks. Users…
EU Agencies Study Irish Mid-West Waterways
Inland Waterways
#inlandwaters – Three Mid-West environmental and tourism projects have been showcased as good practice examples to regional development agencies from 8 countries across Europe. Regional development agencies from Finland, Slovenia, Latvia, Greece, Romania, Netherlands, UK and Ireland last week visited…
NI Man Strong-Arms His Way Across Lough Neagh In Swim First
Inland Waterways
#LoughNeagh - Former British Army corporal Dean Owen recently swam 20 miles across Lough Neagh despite not having full use of his legs. And as the News Letter reports, the achievement is doubly special as the route from the north-east…
Inland Waterways Funding 'Will Deliver Core Targets' Despite Budget Cuts
Inland Waterways
#Waterways - The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht faces a whopping 7% cut in this week's Budget - but Minister Jimmy Deenihan promises Ireland's inland waterways will get the money they need to deliver "core targets". In his…

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