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Waterways Ireland says Mooring lines and cleats on vessels at these facilities will be under strain as will the shore bollards that they are made fast to
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland advises Masters and Owners of vessels berthed in public harbours, at jetties or moorings against visiting any vessels or boats during periods of extreme weather such as storm force winds and heavy rainfall. Strong winds are a hazard…
Squibs racing last year at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Squib
In Lough Derg Yacht Club over the weekend of 22-23 October, Squibs will come from the North, South and East coasts of Ireland as well as from Britain to compete in what will be one of the most enjoyable regattas…
Boats in Naas Harbour in 2016
Inland Waterways
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) Kildare will return again to Naas Harbour to celebrate the Naas Canal Festival which runs from Friday October 27th to Monday October 30th. This year’s Festival is a very special event as 2017…
Other marine related wins at the Georgina Awards yesterday (pictured above) were the Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year that went to The Boat House Bistro, at Dromquinna Manor, Kenmare, Co Kerry and Seafood Restaurant of the Year that went to Galway city’s Westend establishment, Hooked.
Inland Waterways
The Carrick-on-Shannon eatery, St. George's Terrace Restaurant in County Leitrim that is popular with boaters has won a Taste of the Waterways Award in Georgina Campbell's Annual Restaurant Awards this week. Campbell said 'There are plenty of good eating places…
The winter mooring period for public harbours on the above navigation will commence on 1st Nov 2017 and end on the 31st Mar 2018
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland is advising masters that the winter mooring period for public harbours on the above navigation will commence on 1st Nov 2017 and end on the 31st Mar 2018. Masters are advised that the associated charges, €63.50, must be…
Waterways Ireland Rolls Out Online Booking & Payment Enhancements
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has announced improvements to its website over the coming weeks that will allow customers to pay for permit applications, mooring fees and other services online. With paper applications being phased out, Waterways Ireland is encouraging users…
River Shannon Cruising can be slow or fast–paced as we discovered in a three day adventure in Leitrim and North Roscommon
Inland Waterways
Exploring the Shannon by boat with a Carrickcraft three-day cruiser hire was not the first choice for David O'Brien and family's September weekend getaway. But North Roscommon gave a lot more than expected With the summer ebbing away, my family were…
Free Tours of Grand Canal Dock Houseboats During Open House Dublin Next Month
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Houseboat tours in Grand Canal Dock will feature of Open House Dublin 2017 from 13 to 15 October. The Irish Architecture Foundation has teamed up with Waterways Ireland to offer tours of four such houseboats stationed in the…
The River Liffey's only dedicated sight-seeing tour boat 'Spirit of Docklands' berthed at Bachelors Walk on the north quays close to O'Connell Bridge.
Dublin Port
#riverliffey - Operating on the River Liffey of our capital city is Dublin Discovered Boat Tours which this summer welcomed overseas visitors, so who were the top five nationalities? to have taken the cruise, writes Jehan Ashmore. But before these…
L_R Back row Roisin Moore, Monaghan County Council, Dawn Livingstone Waterways Ireland, Sharon Keogan East Border Region, Andrew Grieve Department for Infrastructure (NI), Alderman Elizabeth Ingram Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Borough Council, Paul Clifford Monaghan County Council   Front Row Cathaoirleach Cathy Bennett, Minister Shane Ross, Gina McIntyre SEUPB and Minister Heather Humphreys
Inland Waterways
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, have today launched the EU-funded €4.95m Ulster Canal Greenway Project which will see the development of an off-road…
La Bamba approaches Gortmore. The breeze increased to 30–kts at times for this year's Gortmore Bell Race on Lough Derg
Inland Waterways
The Gortmore Bell Race, sponsored by Union Chandlery took place this Saturday on Lough Derg with 23 boats taking part across two classes. This is the lough's longest race in the calendar from Iniscealtra Sailing Club’s base in Mountshannon to…
Waterways Ireland HQ in Enniskillen houses the archives for Ireland’s inland waterways
Inland Waterways
​#InlandWaters - ​The Waterways Ireland Archive in Enniskillen is open for tours today and tomorrow (Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September) as part of the European Heritage Open Days taking place across Northern Ireland this weekend. From 1pm to 5pm…
Minister Michael Ring meets Waterways Ireland staff and elected and executive Members of Leitrim County Council at Acres Lake last December to see progress on the boardwalk, which is now open
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - The floating boardwalk at Acres Lake in Co Leitrim — a first for Ireland — is now open, completing the final leg of the Shannon Blueway. Afloat.ie previously reported on the project in Drumshanbo when current Rural Development…
Rise In Fish Kills Recorded In EPA Water Quality Report Disappointing Says Fisheries Agency
Angling
#FishKill - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has expressed disappointment at the findings of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s water quality review. According to the EPA report, published yesterday (Thursday 31 August), the total number of reported fish kills in 2013–2015…
Upriver under the bridge at Wexford – Drascombes can do it, but tall-rigged cruisers have to stay beyond on the seaward side
Cruising
The stately progress through Ireland of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the unique Drascombe range of small character boats continues this weekend, with the fleet cruising-in-company on Lough Derg writes W M Nixon Last weekend, they were sailing or outboarding…
Toome Waterways Heritage Centre & Café Now Open
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Toome-based development group Tidal Ltd has officially opened a new waterways heritage centre and café on the site of the former lockkeeper’s cottage on the Toome Canal in Co Antrim. Working with Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership and Waterways…

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