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The Royal Canal at Ballinacarrigy in Co Westmeath
The Dublin branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland is working on plans for a rally this summer inspired by the Green & Silver route. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Green & Silver by LTC…
Lough Erne Landscape Partnership Seeks Full-Time Heritage Project Manager
The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership is recruiting for the full-time position of Heritage Project Manager, based in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. The successful candidate will work closely with local project partners, taking the lead on developing and delivering a suite of…
First Phase Of Lower Bann Blueway Up And Running
#InlandWaters - The proposed Blueway route between Toome and Coleraine along the Lower Bann corridor as moved a step closer to fruition as work was recently completed on Phase One of the project at Glenone. In the joint venture between…
Athlone town centre as seen from the Shannon on Google Maps
Planning an inland waterways cruise this spring or summer? Or simply curious to explore the wonders of Ireland’s longest river from anywhere in the world? Now you can visit the River Shannon virtually thanks to the new boaters-eye view on…
Waterways Ireland Issues Notice Of Ban On Green Diesel For Personal Pleasure Craft From January 2020
Waterways Ireland has issued a notice for masters and owners of vessels that the Department of Finance intends changing the law regarding the use of marked gas oil, or MGO, in private pleasure craft from 1 January 2020. The change…
Applications Now Open For Waterways Ireland’s 2019 Events Programme
#InlandWaters - The Waterways Ireland Events Programme is now open for 2019 and welcomes applications from inland waterways and waterside communities seeking support to start and grow sustainable events. Taking place annually for the past 13 years, the programme has…
Row the Erne take their community-built curragh out on the river
Waterways Ireland’s YouTube channel is this week featuring a series of ‘Stories from the Waterways’ highlighting various community groups and cottage industries that have made the most of their local environment close to Ireland’s canals, lakes and rivers. The first…
Waterways Ireland Partners With European ‘Green WIN’ Project
Waterways Ireland is involved with the European project Green WIN, which aims to address excess energy use and high carbon emissions generated by pumping equipment and systems to keep waterways operational. This project is funded under Priority 2 ‘Low Carbon’…
Power & Water Supply On Shannon Navigation Will Be Disconnected For Winter Period
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland advises that the electricity supply to power pedestals and the supply of water to taps on public moorings on the Shannon Navigation will soon be disconnected for the winter period. The move is being made for…
Historic Low In Fish Kills Welcomed - But Water Quality Concerns Remain
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has noted with caution the findings from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) report on water quality in 2017. While it welcomes the fact that the number of fish kills in Irish waters were at a historic…
Irish Water Safety deputy chief executive and marketing manager Roger Sweeney with the IWAI’s John Dolan and Kay Baxter, and Minister of State Sean Canney
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) was honoured this week at the Irish Water Safety National Awards. The Community and Social Responsibility Award was in recognition of the work by the association and its members in supporting Irish Water…
The public moorings at Shannonbridge on the Shannon Navigation
The winter mooring period has begun and with it a number of changes to the operation of Waterways Ireland’s moorings. Winter mooring is available on Waterways Ireland moorings on the River Shannon for the 5 month period 1 November –…
Fermanagh man Albert Robinson put his craftsperson skills to remarkable use in recreating tools used by Ireland's canal-building navvies
#InlandWaters - Tools created by local Fermanagh craftsperson Albert Robinson were a key feature during this year’s World Canals Conference. The tools, displayed in archive exhibition ‘Reflections, the Lasting Legacy of the Waterways’, brought to life the story of the…
Waterways Ireland Website Launches New Corporate Social Media
#InlandWaters - This week Waterways Ireland has launched new corporate pages on Facebook and Twitter. The social media accounts draw together all the messages around marine notices, job vacancies, construction works, corporate events and public consultations into a single location…
Public Consultations On Ulster Canal Greenway’s Second Phase Begin This Week
#InlandWaters - A series of three ‘community information events’ on the next phase of the Ulster Canal Greenway begins this week, with a meeting at Tyholland Community Centre in Co Monaghan from 4pm to 8pm tomorrow (Tuesday 2 October). This will…
Iconic bridge: New Ross councillors favour Kennedy as the name of the bridge over Pink Rock by a small majority. Afloat adds that the structure to span the River Barrow, is located downriver of the Port of New Ross which is Ireland's most inland port at 32km from the sea via Waterford Estuary.
#InlandWaterways - The longest bridge in Ireland will finally be named in a fortnight's time after councillors in Piltown and New Ross voted by a small majority last week in favour of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy name at separate council…
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