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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
Canoe polo in Mullingar Harbour
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Royal Canal that a further canoe polo event will be taking place in Mullingar Harbour this weekend, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May. A subsequent event will be held on…
The IWAI Powerboat Branch RIBs on the River Liffey in Dublin city centre
The 'mystery' to local observers of just who was behind the impressive 15-boat strong RIB raid fleet powering across Dublin Bay last Sunday morning was answered this week on social media when it emerged the boats, ranging from 5 to…
Lock 3 on the Grand Canal at Inchicore
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels on the Grand Canal that Lock 3 on the main line is temporarily closed for essential maintenance and repairs until next Friday 20 May. Passage through the lock will not be…
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram
Sixteen Fireballs travelled to Dromineer last weekend to take advantage of a special pre-worlds coaching session at Lough Derg Yacht Club. The programme, organised by the Irish Fireball Association was delivered by top dinghy coach Thomas Chaix. Many travelled down…
The Camlin River
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users on the Shannon Navigation that Tarmonbarry Bridge and Lock in Co Longford will be closed from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 May for further emergency repair works. An alternative route…
Henry St jetty in Enniskillen
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterway users on the Erne System that the Castle and Henry St jetties in Enniskillen will be closed for three periods in the upcoming week to facilitate the Erne Classic coarse angling competition…
Canoe polo in Mullingar Harbour
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and users of the Royal Canal that a canoe polo event will be taking place in Mullingar Harbour on Sunday 8 May from 9am to 5pm. Masters of craft are requested to proceed at…
An Eel fishing boat on Lough Neagh
The eel fishing season on Lough Neagh began last week. And in a conservation measure, the Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-Operative Society was involved in helping restock the Lough with "glass eels" (one and a half million of them), the juveniles…
River at your leisure... guests on board MV Kingfisher on the River Bann, which is operated by the 75 year old veteran vessel built by Harland & Wolff
An inaugural voyage of the 'Meander and Dander', a new tourism offering from White River Charters, took place on the river Bann on Tuesday 26th April. Invited guests and visitors enjoyed the beautiful spring conditions onboard M.V. Kingfisher, a unique…
The number of remaining high-status river sites has declined from 31.5% (1987-1990) to 19.9% (2017-2020), representing an almost 37% decline in number, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Six river catchments are the focus of a 20 million euro project to reverse long term decline in Ireland’s “high status” waters. The Waters of LIFE project involves 16 partners, including government departments, state agencies, local authorities, and local development…
Richmond Harbour on the Royal Canal
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Royal Canal that the 46th Lock is closed as of today (Friday 29 April) for one week in order to maintain water levels in Richmond Harbour due to emergency repair…
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Waterways Ireland advises all users of the Barrow Navigation that a Dragon Boat regatta will take place in Emily Square, Athy, Co Kildare from 9am to 6pm this Sunday 1 May. Elsewhere, users of the Royal Canal are advised that…
The public moorings at Shannonbridge on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and waterway users of the Shannon Navigation of an interruption to the power supply to the floating jetties at Shannonbridge in Co Offaly from tomorrow, Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 April to facilitate…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and users on the Shannon-Erne Waterway that the pump-out facility at Belturbet in Co Cavan is temporarily out of order. This is due to a loss of power associated with the construction of the…
Bellanaleck in Co Fermanagh on the River Erne
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterways users on the Erne System that works to reduce river bed levels on the approach to Bellanaleck Slipway are ongoing as of 7am this morning (Monday 25 April) until 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday…
A tow underway by Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat
From Good Friday (15 April) until the weekend just passed the volunteer crew at Lough Ree RNLI came to the assistance of 17 people who encountered difficulties on and around the lake. Four of the call-outs were to cruisers which…

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