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Barrow Blueway Works Get Under Way Next Month
The start date for works on the proposed Barrow Blueway has been announced by Kildare County Council in conjunction with Laois County Council and Waterways Ireland. When complete, the scheme will provide a multi-activity 46km off-road, flat and accessible public…
Aerial view of The Gribben
Three months of improvement works at Strabane Canal and The Gribben have begun this week. William Doherty Construction Ltd is contracted to carry out the works, which commenced on Monday 22 June and entail extensive resurfacing of the 1.2km of…
 Jimmy Furey quietly in action in his remote workshop in County Roscommon on the west shore of Lough Ree
Jimmy Furey, who has died at the age of 94 was very probably the finest boatbuilder of his generation. He was also a man strong-willed enough to do what very few of others ever do and live life totally on…
Movanagher Lock on the Lower Bann
Waterways Ireland advises masters and users of the Lower Bann Navigation of details regarding the reopening of the Locks from this Tuesday 23 June (pushed back from the original date of Thursday 18 June). Locks will operate from 9am to…
File image of boats at Shannon Harbour
Locks will reopen for longer and winter mooring will end on the Shannon Navigation from Monday 29 June, Waterways Ireland has announced. Following this past week’s changes in the wake of phase two of Ireland’s coronavirus recovery roadmap, daily lock…
Grand Canal Towpath Closure East Of Tullamore For Greenway Works
Waterways Ireland advises the public that the towpath on the south bank of the Grand Canal east of Tullamore between Cappincur and Ballycommon will be closed for three months for upgrades. The path from Digby Bridge and Ballycommon Bridge will…
Clarendon Lock on the North Shannon
Waterways is advising masters and users of the Shannon Navigation of the following information regarding the reopening of the Locks from 8th June 2020: Lock Operating Hours (Phase 2) 8th to 29th June 9am – 5pm daily Lock Passage fee…
Boating on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Waterways Ireland is advising masters and users of the Shannon-Erne Waterway of the following information regarding the reopening of the Locks from 8th June 2020: Lock Operating Hours 8th June - 19th July 9am – 5pm daily 20th July -…
Roadmap for Reopening of Navigations: Shannon Shannon-Erne Waterway, Royal Canal, Grand Canal & Barrow Line
Waterways Ireland is advising the Shannon Navigation, Shannon-Erne Waterway, Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line and Navigation of the following roadmap for reopening of the navigations: Navigational Use It is important to understand that it will take time to fully…
Lock 1 on the Grand Canal at Suir Road
Repair works have now been completed on the broken sewer line between Locks 1 and 2 on the Grand Canal in Dublin. Navigation between the locks was closed after the incident last summer which saw the partial collapse of a…
More good news for boat owners on the Erne System, the Shannon Erne Waterway within Northern Ireland and the Lower Bann Navigation, in the form of a Marine Notice from Waterways Ireland. It is planned to open the navigations tomorrow…
Cruise Ireland, the umbrella brand for Locaboat, Carrickcraft, Waveline and Linnsen Boating holidays, says it will open for business on the 5th June on Lough Erne following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland. It follows the Waterways Ireland…
The River Shannon at Athlone
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that drilling and site investigation works will take place on the Shannon Navigation in the vicinity of Athlone Marina from this Wednesday 27 to Monday 31 May. The drilling will take place…
The 70m barge in Norway that Seamus Carey wants to bring to the River Bann and refurbish as Ireland’s first floating hotel
Two years after his dream of a riverboat barge on the River Bann was lost to the Irish Sea, a Northern Ireland marina owner is making plans for Ireland’s first floating hotel, as Belfast Live reports. Seamus Carey, who owns…
Water levels are currently at or below “Ordinary Summer levels”.
Waterways Ireland has advised masters and owners of vessels that low water levels exist in all areas of the Shannon Navigation. Water levels are currently at or below “Ordinary Summer levels”. Masters of vessels, particularly those with deep drafts, are…
Lough Erne
The Lough Erne branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) welcomes the return to Lough Erne where boat owners with craft on the waterways can enjoy once more the beautiful scenery of this part of County Fermanagh, with…

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