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Waterways Ireland Recruiting Inspector Of Navigation
Jobs
#Jobs - Waterways Ireland is currently recruiting for an Inspector of Navigation based in Athlone, and an engineer based in Dublin. The Inspector of Navigation will be responsible for a number of strategic work areas, including the monitoring and management…
Paddles up on the Shannon-Erne waterway last year as part of 2017’s successful Waterways Ireland Event Programme
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - The Waterways Ireland 2018 Event Programme is open for 2018 and welcoming applications from waterways and waterside communities seeking support to start and grow sustainable events. Taking place annually for the past 12 years, the programme has supported…
Lower Lough Erne
News Update
#LoughErne - The PSNI is investigating the death of a former Lough Erne Yacht Club commodore whose body was found in the lough last week. As BelfastLive reports, the remains of Michael Beattie, 55, were discovered on the shore at…
The cottage at Newcomen Bridge in Dublin’s North Strand will be used by The Adventure Project for therapy programmes
Inland Waterways
#RoyalCanal - In news you may have missed from this year, the first lock house on the Royal Canal in Dublin is set for a new lease of life. A familiar sight for locals and commuters in the city’s North…
International boating visitors relish the tranquil opportunity of slow tourism cruising say the IWAI
Inland Waterways
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) will appear today before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht which is examining the Heritage Bill 2016 Part 2 Canals. In a long running campaign, the IWAI will be…
Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan Open Day Next Week
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland is hosting its second annual Heritage Plan Open Day from noon to 7pm next Wednesday 13 December at its headquarters in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Visitors can review all the actions of the Heritage Plan that were…
The Shannon flowing through Athlone; the conference venue is upstream of the bridge, on the waterfront, to the right of the marina
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland and the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland will host the World Canals Conference 2018 in Athlone next September on the shores of Ireland’s longest waterway, the River Shannon. ‘Restoring, regenerating, re-imagining’ is the theme of the…
Shannon–Erne Waterway Closes After 'Tragic Accident' at Lock 16
Inland Waterways
The Shannon Erne Waterway is closed to Navigation until further notice, due to a tragic incident at Lock 16. Shane Anderson, the Assistant Inspector of Navigation of Waterways Ireland issued the brief notice to mariners and skippers of boats this morning. …
Waterways Ireland Archive Exhibition in Mullingar Celebrates 200 Years of the Royal Canal
Inland Waterways
#RoyalCanal - A forthcoming exhibition in Mullingar Library will celebrate 200 years of the Royal Canal through images and drawings from the Waterways Ireland archive. Featuring a selection of images from the archive and from the Ruth Delany and Ian Bath…
The Royal Canal at Ballinacarigy Harbour
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland wishes confirms that no further boat movements will be organised into or out from Dublin east of Lock 12 on the Grand and Royal Canals until the 2018 season. The Grand Canal will shortly be closed…
Heritage In The Community Grant Scheme 2018 Now Open For Waterways Projects
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - In support of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan 2016-2020, the Heritage in the Community Grants Scheme for 2018 is now open for applications. A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community-based heritage projects which compliment or…
Site map of the proposed new lock and weir for the Lagan Canal at Stranmills in Belfast
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Work has begun on the restoration of the Lagan Canal from Belfast to Lough Neagh, according to the Belfast Telegraph. The £4 million scheme to reopen the 27-mile inland waterway, which dates from the 18th century, provides for…
Last year’s spectacular fireworks display lighting up Enniskillen
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland advises all masters and users of the Erne Navigation that a fireworks display will take place at Castle Island in Enniskillen on Hallowe’en night (Tuesday 31 October) from 8pm to 8.30pm. Boat masters should also be…
Minister Kyne with the Inland Fisheries Ireland team at the recent Ploughing Championships
Angling
#Angling - Three new angling bye-laws have been introduced in the Eastern River Basin District by Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, Sean Kyne. Conservation of Coarse Fish and Pike Dundalk District (Lough Muckno) Bye-law No 950, 2017…
Ronan Beirne (left) with John Leech of LDYC (centre) and David Mulvin, winners of the Flying Fifteen Western Championships on Lough Derg
Flying Fifteen
The National Yacht Club's David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne lifted the Flying Fifteen Western Championships after four races sailed on Lough Derg yesterday as part of the Lough Derg Yacht Club's Freshwater Keelboat Regatta writes our special correspondent. The annual…
Newry and Portadown volunteers have created a video entitled ‘New Life for the Old Canal’ celebrating a project to re-water the summit level of the Newry Canal
Inland Waterways
The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society will bring the Heritage Angel Awards to Northern Ireland for the first time and IWAI Newry and Portadown have been shortlisted to receive a Heritage Angel Award in the category Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation…
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