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New Free Waterways Publications for the Season ahead

29th April 2010
New Free Waterways Publications for the Season ahead

Waterways Ireland has released three new publications which will provide much assistance to waterway and waterside visitors to Ireland’s Inland Waterways throughout the year.

The Waterways Ireland What’s On Guide, promotes a series of events happening alongside as well as on the waterways throughout the year. With 128 entries from fun fairs to Come and Try it Events, historical events and boat rallies, there is a huge range of activity to pick from. Waterways Ireland through the Sponsorship Programme has supported a significant proportion of the community and local activity taking place as well as some of the high profile events such as the Waterways Ireland European TriAthlone 3-4 July, Waterways Ireland Riverfest 3-4 July and Waterways Ireland Loughfest 26-27 June.

Martin Dennany, Director of Marketing & Communications for Waterways Ireland said ‘A Taste of the Waterways guide to hand, will ensure you find all the best pubs and restaurants along the waterways. You don’t have to set foot in a boat to enjoy the hospitality along our waterways, but it would be a pity to miss out’. The guide , A Taste of the Waterways, written jointly by Georgina Campbell and boating expert W. M. Nixon and published in association with Waterways Ireland. This independently assessed 68-page guide leads visitors along all of our navigable waterways, and to nearly 100 great hostelries and restaurants sprinkled from Limerick up the mighty Shannon via Lough Derg, Lough Ree and the Shannon-Erne Waterway, to Lough Erne; and from Dublin out west along the Royal Canal and the Grand Canal and southwards to the beautiful River Barrow.

The Waterways Ireland Publications Catalogue containing 30 books and DVDs available to order from Waterways Ireland. The range includes both free and pay-for publications with broad appeal to a wide variety of recreational users of the inland navigations. This new edition includes a feature on Waterways Ireland's new on-line ordering facility.

All three publications are free and available from Tourist Information Centres and Visitor Attractions along the waterways, and is also distributed to over 60 hotels. It is also downloadable from


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