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Longford Bridge, Ballymahon in Co Longford on the Royal Canal Greenway
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and inland waterways users of the Shannon Navigation, Shannon-Erne Waterway, Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Line and Barrow Navigation that these waterways will reopen from Monday 10 May in line with the latest…
A bridge over the Ulster Canal that is being restored. The last trading boat using the canal was in 1929 and it officially closed in 1931.
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, has announced in conjunction with Heather Humphreys, Minister for Rural and Community Development, €6 million of funding for Waterways Ireland to enable the completion of phase two of the restoration of the Ulster Canal. Taoiseach…
Carrickcraft Set To Resume Operations on Lough Erne from 30 April
Carrickcraft has announced that with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland, it will start operating for the 2021 cruising season on Lough Erne from Friday 30 April. The cruising firm’s website features a sample itinerary of the attractive…
File image of Portora Lock on the Erne System
Following yesterday’s update on the upcoming easing of Level 5 restrictions on waterways in the Republic, Waterways Ireland has issued an advisory on access to navigations and availability of services in Northern Ireland. As in the rest of the island…
Waterways Ireland Provides Update for Easing of Level 5 Restrictions From Next Monday
Waterways Ireland is advising all masters of vessels and water users that, in line with Irish Government restrictions, much of its network of inland waterways will open for navigation within one’s own home county from Monday 12 April. However, all…
File image of the Headrace Canal which runs between Lough Derg and the hydroelectric plant at Ardnacrusha
Waterways Ireland has issued a second advisory for essential diving and engineering works on the Shannon Headrace Canal between Ardnacrusha Power Station and Parteen Weir from today, Tuesday 6 April to Friday 7 May. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, these…
File image of the Grand Canal at Wilton Terrace in Dublin
Canal-boat restaurant operators on the Grand Canal in Dublin have spoken out after they were banned from providing takeaway meals amid the current pandemic restrictions. According to The Irish Times, at least one eatery is out of pocket by thousands…
Caution Advised on Grand Canal in Celbridge For Canoeing Ireland Selection Event This Saturday
Waterways Ireland advises that a Canoeing Ireland selection event will take place this Saturday 3 April on the Grand Canal at the Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club–Alymer’s Bridge area. This event is part of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic qualification pathway…
File image of Lough Ree RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Lough Ree RNLI is urging the public using the River Shannon and Lough Ree to be safety conscious as they make the seasonal return to the waterway this weekend. The volunteer lifeboat crew at Lough Ree RNLI have, in line…
File image Athlone in Co Westmeath, on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland has announced that the winter mooring period on the Shannon Navigation and Shannon-Erne Waterway has been extended by another month until Friday 30 April. There will be no additional cost for this extension, but masters of vessels are…
English Canal Boats Eligible for COVID Restart Grants, British Marine Says
British Marine has said recent guidance issued by the UK Government confirms that canal boats and other vessels in England are, in its view, eligible for COVID-19 recovery grants. The Restart Grants were announced earlier this month by Britain’s Chancellor…
Tank-testing for Suez problem under way on Saturday on the canal at Runcorn in northern Cheshire
While the Evergreen-owned container ship blocking the Suez Canal may be the biggest ship of her kind in the world, canal sailors from many countries have been developing theories as to how best she might be moved, and two Narrowboat…
Royal Canal: Towpath Closure for Essential Maintenance at Killashee
Waterways Ireland advises users of the new Royal Canal Greenway in Co Longford that the towpath on the 44th level of the inland waterway at Killashee will be closed from next Monday 29 March to Monday 12 April to facilitate…
The €12 million scenic Greenway runs through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford
The Royal Canal Greenway, a scenic 130km walking and cycling amenity stretching alongside the historic 225-year-old canal, officially launches today ahead of the summer 2021 season. The €12 million project co-ordinated by Waterways Ireland is the country’s longest Greenway, traversing…
Virtual Launch of the Royal Canal Greenway This Wednesday
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan will be joined by Malcolm Noonan, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, for the virtual launch of the Royal Canal Greenway this coming Wednesday 24 March. No pre-registration is required…
Barrowline Cruisers operates a barge hire business from Vicarstown, Co Laois
A Co Laois barge hire company is seeking tenders to build a new passenger vessel for use on the inland waterways. Barrowline Cruisers in Vicarstown wants to commission and fit out a 46ft passenger barge or boat with a capacity…

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