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Boating on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Waterways Ireland has issued Marine Notices related to a number of events taking place on Ireland’s inland waterways this weekend. On the Royal Canal, a Junior Canoe Polo Competition will take place at Kilcock Harbour from 10am to 6pm tomorrow,…
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s new fleet of electric cars at Government Buildings
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it welcomes the Government’s Climate Action Plan to tackle the growing global climate crisis. The plan launched yesterday (Monday 17 June), which contains 180 actions to ensure Ireland will meet its 2030 targets for carbon…
Inland Fisheries Ireland were successful in their prosecutions of Irish Water over two pollution incidents in Cavan rivers last summer
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has prosecuted Irish Water for two separate pollution incidents which occurred in Cavan last summer. On Thursday 6 June, Judge McLoughlin twice convicted Irish Water at Cavan District Court under the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959 for…
The waters of Lough Leane turned a soupy pea-green colour last July due to the algae
Kerry County Council is once again warning pet owners to be vigilant around Lough Leane in Killarney after the detection of blue-green algae, as RTÉ News reports. Samples taken in recent days show the presence of the algae, which has the…
Hundreds of School Children Take Part In 2019 Biodiversity Week Programmes On Ireland’s Waterways
More than 600 primary level students across Ireland and Northern Ireland participated in Biodiversity Week workshops through Waterways Ireland’s education programme. Biodiversity Week is one of seven different education programmes organised free of charge by Waterways Ireland both in the…
Boating on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
The Shannon-Erne Waterway begins its 25th year of operation tomorrow, Thursday 23 May. It also marks start of a year of community, heritage and fun events all along the waterway linking Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh, through Co Cavan and…
The view towards Maghoo from Clareview across Lough Erne
The Fermanagh and Omagh Community Planning Partnership are reviewing the content of their 2030 Community Plan as required by legislation. To assist in the first stage of this process, they are undertaking a ‘light touch’ community engagement to reaffirm and…
Minister Josepha Madigan, Sharon Lavin of Waterways Ireland and Rowing Ireland chief executive and Michelle Carpenter with pupils and staff of of St Mary’s Glasnevin at the launch of the new strategic partnership earlier this month
Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, announced a new strategic partnership between Waterways Ireland and Rowing Ireland during the Get Going, Get Rowing #Blitzit Festival of Rowing on Grand Canal Dock on 9 May. The partnership will seek to promote…
Vintage Barges Bring ‘Floating Fringe Festival’ To Mountshannon For June Bank Holiday Weekend
Vintage barges and fantastic events are promised in the line-up as the Mountshannon Arts Festival returns this June Bank Holiday, Thursday 30 May to Monday 3 June. Inspired by this year’s theme, ‘Roots and Wings’, the festival features all facets…
Part of the River Newport as seen after OPW flood relief works in December 2018
The Office of Public Works has been accused of showing “disdain” for Ireland’s natural heritage over flood relief works on a waterway in Co Limerick. The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) criticised the clearing last year of some 3km of wild habitat…
The Fló Beo team are experienced open water swimmers ready for the challenge ahead
A trio of self-described ‘ordinary’ women will be attempting the extraordinary later this summer when they set out to swim the length of the River Shannon for charity. Fló Beo, which means ‘the living flow’, developed from an idea that…
Waterways Ireland Appoints New Acting Chief Executive
John McDonagh has been appointed acting chief executive officer of Waterways Ireland, the cross-border body for inland waterways accountable to the North South Ministerial Council under the 1998 British-Irish Agreement. McDonagh is an English, history and politics graduate of UCD…
The River Barrow at Bagenalstown, Co Carlow
Proposals for a new blueway along the River Barrow have been blocked by planners who objected to the scheme for a hard surface along the 115km of towpath. But as The Irish Times reports, many locals and users of the…
Lough Corrib, second largest lake in Ireland after Lough Neagh, which is the focus of a new community partnership to transform it into Ireland's lake district for walkers
Oscar Wilde’s surgeon dad waxed lyrical about it, Vikings lost their weapons in it, and poitín makers and anglers have shared their knowledge of its rocks and islands. The Corrib – this island’s second largest lake after Lough Neagh –…
Native white-clawed crayfish like this one have been threatened by outbreaks of crayfish plague
The Marine Institute in Oranmore, Co Galway will host an Irish Crayfish Seminar on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May in response to recent outbreaks of crayfish plague in Ireland’s waterways. A series of talks by invited speakers from across…
The Royal Canal at Kinnegad, Co Westmeath
Shannonside FM reports that veteran inland waterways campaigner Dr Ian Bath has died aged 90. Beginning in the 1970s, Dr Bath led the charge to revive the Royal Canal between Dublin and the River Shannon as a tourism amenity. Through…

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