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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
View of Lough Ree from Coosan Point
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and users on the Shannon Navigation that the Coosan Point jetties on Lough Ree will be closed from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 October for improvement works.
Local TDs and stakeholders mark the commencement of redevelopment works at Connaught Harbour on Friday 23 September
On Friday (23 September), Waterways Ireland marked the commencement of works on two significant tourism and navigation projects on the Shannon Navigation in Portumna, Co Galway. Minister of State for Disability, Anne Rabbitte and fellow local TDs Ciarán Cannon and…
Quagga mussels discovered in Ireland as reported by scientists
A project involving nine local authorities to tackle the invasive Quagga mussel in the river Shannon is one of 128 initiatives approved for over €1.4 million in funding through the Local Biodiversity Action Fund (LBAF). A feasibility study of the…
Kilpatrick Bridge over the Royal Canal in Co Westmeath
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels on and users of the Royal Canal of the following maintenance works and water levels: Water levels on the summit level are currently low and will cause issues for deeper draft vessels. Dredging…
On the Waterford estuary, Dollar Bay surveyors used kayaks to get to inaccessible shores and could track how far the honeycomb reef extended along the shore
Coastwatch has appealed for volunteers to join its annual autumn shore survey, which runs from mid-September to mid-October. “This is now one of the longest standing citizen science projects in Ireland,” Coastwatch founder Karin Dubsky says. ” It’s a basic…
Lough Ree RNLI’s crew in training exercise at Athlone’s Shannon Road Bridge
The volunteer crew of Lough Ree RNLI were involved in the rescue of 133 people in 42 different incidents on the lake and River Shannon so far this year. The charity’s volunteers embarked on their first callout of 2022 on…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and users of the Shannon Navigation that significant redevelopment works at Connaught Harbour will commence in the coming weeks. A new public marina adjacent to Connaught Harbour and redevelopment of the bridge yard site…
File image of Kilrea Bridge spanning the Lower Bann
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Lower Bann navigation that essential bridge maintenance works are are being conducted at Kilrea Bridge in Kilrea, Co Derry as of Monday 12 September 2022 for a period of eight weeks. These…
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Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels on the inland waterways that as of Friday September, Corradillar Jetty on Upper Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh is closed until further notice for repair works.
St Flannan’s Cathedral in Killaloe overlooking the River Shannon
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterways users on the Shannon Navigation that a series of events will take place in Killaloe next weekend (16-18 September) as part of the end-of-season LUA celebration of ‘wild water’ in the Co…
Lock 1 on the Shannon-Erne Waterway at Corraquill, Co Cavan
Waterways Ireland advises masters of all craft that maintenance dredging will be taking place on the Shannon-Erne Waterway in Co Cavan until Friday 30 September. The dredging will take place on the inland waterway in the vicinity of Lock 1…
‘Rush hour’ on the River Shannon
Safety on the water must be improved as demand for staycations on the inland waterways increases. That’s the warning from boat operators on the Shannon, as reported in The Irish Times, who have raised various issues such as a lack…
File image of Carrybridge RNLI
At 9.40pm on Monday 29 August, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards was launched at the request of Belfast Coastgaurd, to assist a man who had been run over by the track of a digger on an…
Taoiseach Micheál Martin pictured at the 2022 World Economic Forum in Davos
Taoiseach Micheál Martin is due to lay the foundation stone this morning (Tuesday 30 August) to mark the start of Phase 2 works on the Ulster Canal restoration project. The Taoiseach will be joined at Ulster Canal Stores in Clones,…
Boats moored at Carrick-on-Shannon
The Shannon’s cruising fleet is in line for a ‘green overhaul’ as Fáilte Ireland seeks consultants to advise on a more sustainable future for the inland waterway. According to The Irish Times, the new strategy seeks to reverse the decline…
File image of a canal in the city of Ghent in Belgium
Inland waterways in Ghent and other popular areas in the Flanders region of Belgium have been effectively closed to pleasure boating as a result of historic drought conditions across continental Europe. Marine Industry News reports on the move by Flemish…

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