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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that an underwater archaeological survey adjacent to Wansboro Field, Athlone will take place this Friday 22 October. The survey is expected to run from 9am to 2pm, and all vessels…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Royal Canal that a breach in the canal has occurred in the vicinity of Richmond Harbour. A significant reduction in water levels has occurred on the level between Locks 45 and 46…
Athlone runner Denis Bergin is rasiing funds for the RNLI
Athlone resident Denis Bergin embarks on what is more than two marathons this weekend with a 90km run around Lough Ree to raise funds for the RNLI boathouse which is nearing completion at Coosan Point, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. The Tullamore…
With their Centenary next year, the Shannon One Designs celebrate a unique boat and successful class which came into being at a time when Ireland was in a state of turmoil
In Ireland, we're living through the Decade of Centenaries in terms of marking conflict-laden historical events and major national happenings ashore. So it says everything about the blissful sense of having a world of our own in sailing that in…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that the Underwater Archaeology Unit of the National Monuments Service will be carrying out diving operations this week. From tomorrow, Monday 11 to next Sunday 17 October, dives will be…
Minister of State for Heritage, Malcolm Noonan
Boat removals from Ireland’s canals jumped in 2020 — with the total for the year at 150% of the previous four years combined. The figures were revealed by Minister of State for Heritage, Malcolm Noonan in his response to a…
Royal Canal Greenway
The 130km Royal Canal Greenway from Maynooth to Cloondara was launched in March this year and proved a big hit with locals and visitors alike over the summer months, according to Waterways Ireland. Now the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels that the winter mooring period for public harbours on the Shannon Navigation and Shannon-Erne Waterway will commence on Monday 1 November and will end on 31 March 2022. Masters wishing to avail of winter…
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Inspections and repairs will be taking place on the Erne System later this month, according to Waterways Ireland. On Upper Lough Erne, inspection work on the underside of Lady Brooke Bridge in Co Fermanagh will begin next Monday 11 October,…
Lough Derg Yacht Club is expecting a fleet of 30 Squibs for its Keelboat Regatta on October 15th
Lough Derg Yacht Club in County Tipperary will welcome one design visitors back to Dromineer for the Keelboat regatta on the weekend of 15th to 17th of October. Four fleets are expected to the lake, with the biggest likely to…
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Waterways Ireland advises all masters and owners of vessels on the Grand Canal that Offaly Rowing Club will be holding its Tullamore Time Trial on the inland waterway in the Cappincur area on Saturday 2 October. The event will take…
The remains of the shark found in the River Erne at Belturbet, Co Cavan in mid September
Inland Fisheries Ireland has expressed concern over a shark carcass that was found in the River Erne in Co Cavan earlier this month, as BBC News reports. The remains of what’s thought to be a small spurdog shark were found…
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Waterways Ireland confirms it has been advised by DfI Rivers in Northern Ireland that users of the Erne System can expect reducing water levels throughout the navigation from this weekend. It follows from the planned lowering of water levels on Lower…
Josh Boyd and Sophie Durand on their narrowboat Qisma
One young Northern Ireland couple have eschewed the heated land-based property ladder and put their savings afloat with a narrowboat, as ArmaghI reports. Sophie Durand and Josh Boyd, both from Co Armagh and in their early 20s, have now adopted…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels that dredging operations are taking place on the Shannon-Erne Waterway in Co Cavan until next Thursday 30 September. Dredging works are in the vicinity of Lock 1 at Corraquil, Lock 2 at Ballydonnell and…
Pictured at a photocall to mark the official opening of the restored Meelick Weir and Walkway in Meelick, Eyrecourt, Co Galway today are: John Mc Donagh, CEO Waterways Ireland, Malcolm Noonan TD Minister of State of Heritage & Darragh O Brien TD Minister for Housing Local Government & Heritage
The restored Meelick Weir and walkway on the River Shannon have been officially opened by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD.  The weir was damaged in…

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